Sidney Weintraub

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Sidney Weintraub "holds the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at CSIS. He is also professor emeritus at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas at Austin. A member of the U.S. Foreign Service from 1949 to 1975, Dr. Weintraub held the post of deputy assistant secretary of state for international finance and development from 1969 to 1974 and assistant administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development in 1975. He has also been a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. His most recent books are Issues in International Political Economy: Constructive Irreverence (CSIS, 2004), Free Trade in the Americas: Economic and Political Issues for Governance and Firms (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2004), NAFTA’s Impact on North America: The First Decade (CSIS, 2004) Financial Decision-Making in Mexico: To Bet a Nation (Pittsburgh, 2000) and Development and Democracy in the Southern Cone: Imperatives for U.S. Policy in South America (CSIS, 2000). He is coauthor of The NAFTA Debate: Grappling with Unconventional Trade Issues (Lynne Rienner, 1994) and author of NAFTA at Three: A Progress Report (Praeger/CSIS, 1997), A Marriage of Convenience: Relations between Mexico and the United States (Oxford, 1990), and Free Trade between Mexico and the U.S.? (Brookings, 1984). He received his Ph.D. in economics from the American University."[1]