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Current Globalization Researchers

Timothy A. Wise, Director, Research and Policy Program

tim wiseTimothy A. Wise is Director of the Research and Policy Program at the Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University, and leads its Globalization and Sustainable Development Program. He is involved in ongoing research in the areas of: Sustainable Rural DevelopmentBeyond Agricultural SubsidiesMexico Under NAFTA, WTO and Global Trade. He is the co-author of the book (in English and Spanish), Confronting Globalization: Economic Integration and Popular Resistance in Mexico, and The Promise and the Perils of Agricultural Trade Liberalization: Lessons from Latin America. See his bio here.

Jeronim Capaldo, Research Fellow

Jeronim CapaldoJeronim Capaldo is a Research Fellow with GDAE's Globalization and Sustainable Development Program.His current research focuses on global macroeconomic models applied to trade and fiscal policy. See his bio here.


Jeffrey Ashe, Research Fellow

Jeffery AsheJeff Ashe joined GDAE in March 2013 from Oxfam America, where he led the Saving for Change Initiative, a program that grew to 600,000 members in 7 years, most all of them women in developing countries. He has played a leadership role in establishing a radically decentralized approach to financial inclusion that is based on training autonomous saving and lending groups that mobilize their own savings, rather than building financial institutions. See his bio here.

shadlenKenneth Shadlen, Senior Research Fellow

Kenneth C. Shadlen is a senior lecturer of Development Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His current research addresses the politics of intellectual property and North-South economic integration. See his bio here.


Former Globalization Researchers

Ann Helwege, Senior Research Fellow

Ann Helwege focuses on the relationship between macroeconomic policy and poverty in Latin America. She is the co-author of Latin America’s Economy as well as co-editor of Latin America’s Economic Future and Modernization and Stagnation: Latin American Agriculture

Shaun Paul, Research Fellow

Shaun PaulShaun is the President and Founding Partner of Reinventure Capital, established in partnership with the private equity firm Good Capital. Designated as a Next Generation Leadership Fellow by the Rockefeller Foundation, Shaun has worked internationally for 20 years with policymakers, indigenous leaders, business leaders, private foundations and environmentalists to forge new models building resilient communities and accelerating an inclusive, restorative economy.


Roberto Porzecanski, Research Fellow

Roberto Porzecanski, a pre-doctoral fellow at GDAE, is a doctoral candidate at the
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts.  His research focuses on the political economy of foreign investment in the Southern Cone. 



Lyuba Zarsky, Senior Research Fellow

Lyuba Zarsky works on sustainable industrial development and is the author of "Searching for the gold: A mid-term evaluation of the costs and benefits of Goldcorp’s Marlin Mine in Guatemala."  Her recent books include The Enclave Economy: Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Mexico’s Silicon Valley (with Kevin Gallagher).

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