Patrice M. Franko
Grossman Professor of Economics
M.A., Notre Dame University
B.A., Bucknell University
Areas of Expertise
- Latin American economics
- Latin American military, security, and defense industries
- Economics of Globalization
- Corporate Social Responsibility in Latin America
Courses Currently Teaching
|EC214 A||Economic Policy and Performance in Contemporary Latin America|
The fourth edition of her text book, The Puzzle of Latin American Economic Development, will be released in 2015. She is currently working on a a project on defense industrialization in Brazil and a new book for Rowman & Littlefield, the Economics of Globalization (with Stephen Stamos).� Patrice is married to Government Professor Sandy Maisel, and lives with their dog Rory (named after the golfer, McIlroy) on Great Pond in Rome.
“"Hard to Pick Fruit: Transforming the Landscape of Poverty in Brazil," Chap. 13 in Latin America in the World, Edited by Daniel J. Greenberg, Routledge Press, 2017
“Brazil,” Chapter 16 in The Routledge Handbook of Global Economic Thought (editor: Vincent Barnett) NY: Routledge Press, 2015.
The Strategic Implications of FTAA2005 a look at the strategic
implications of the Free Trade for the Americas Area
The Puzzle of Latin American Economic Development 2nd edition
Franko provides the basic economic tools for understanding problems facing Latin America. She explores the contradictions of growth as it relates to overcoming problems of poverty, health and discrimination. By exploring the difficult choices facing Latin American leaders, Franko gives readers background to understand the puzzle of how to sustain healthy growth in this region. Published by Rowman &
The Brazilian Defense Industry
The ABCs of International Finance With S. Stamos and J. Pool
to a range of articles, principally on economics and security policy in Latin America.
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