Carol Wise joined the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California in 2002 after spending eight years on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. She specializes in international political economy and development, with an emphasis on Latin America. She has written widely on trade integration, exchange rate crises, institutional reform, and the political economy of market restructuring in the region. Wise is author of the forthcoming book, Dragonomics: How Latin America is Maximizing (or Minimizing) on China’s International Development strategy (Yale University Press, 2019), which analyzes the rapid and remarkable economic ties that have developed between China and Latin America since the 1990s. Wise’s recent publications include Unexpected Outcomes: How Emerging Economies Survived the 2008-09 Global Financial Crisis (co-edited with Leslie Armijo and Saori Katada, Brookings Institution Press, 2015); The Political Economy of China-Latin American Relations in the New Millennium (co-edited with Margaret Myers, Routledge, 2016); “Good-bye Financial Crash, Hello Financial Eclecticism: Latin American Responses to the 2008-09 Global Financial Crisis” (co-authored with Manuel Pastor), Journal of International Money and Finance, vol. 52 (2015); “Playing both Sides of the Pacific: Latin America’s Free Trade Agreements with China,” Pacific Affairs, vol. 89, no. 1 (2016); and. “China and Latin America’s Emerging Economies: Old Challenges amid New Realities,” Latin American Policy, vol. 7, no 1 (2016). Prof. Wise is the 2019 recipient of the Fulbright-Masaryk University Distinguished Chair Grant, Czech Republic.
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