Malcolm Deas is an Emeritus Fellow of St. Antony’s College. He graduated from New College in modern History in 1962, and was a Fellow of All Souls College from 1962-1966.
Rolando de la Guardia completed his PhD at University College London and is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Latin American Centre in Oxford. Before coming to the Latin American Centre, he worked as a lecturer in history at the Florida State University campus in Panama and at
Svenja Flechtner is a Post-doc research assistant at the department of International and Institutional Economics of the European University Flensburg/Germany. Prior to her doctoral degree in economics (2016), she obtained degrees in Governance & Public Policy and Languages, Economics and Cultural Studies from the University of Passau.
Svenja’s research interests focus on inequality and economic and social development. Besides her research in behavioural development economics, she has been studying and working on Latin American economies and societies. In particular, she is interested in the Dominican Republic. With Stephan Panther, she has analysed the middle-income trap from a political economy perspective, with a particular reference to Latin American countries. At the LAC, she wants to bring forward an in-depth country study of economic growth from a political economy in the Dominican Republic. For a list of publications and projects, please have a look at her website.
Faculty and students of the Latin American Centre participated in the Brazil Forum UK, held at LSE on 13 May and at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, on 14 May.
Rebeca Kritsch is a Brazilian journalist and writer. She holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, where she became a Lemann Fellow. Rebeca was previously a Fellow at the Reuters Foundation in Oxford. She returned to the University this academic year as a Visiting Researcher to work on the biography of Marshal Candido Rondon. Rebeca worked for 13 years as a reporter for Folha de S. Paulo and O Estado de S. Paulo, where she won the Esso Prize (the Brazilian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize) for a series she wrote after sleeping in the streets of Sao Paulo for one week. At Brazil’s 500th anniversary, she traveled around Brazil by car with her dog for 18 months to portray the country in a series published every Sunday in Estado. Later in her career, she worked with Global Health and environmental conservation, chiefly in the Amazon Rainforest. Rebeca is the author of Redescobrindo o Brazil (Rediscovering Brazil), a collection of her stories, and Butterfly Falls (to be published), a novel written originally in English based on real facts she witnessed while working in the Amazon.
An opinion piece from a former student of the Latin American Centre and current DPhil at Oxford has been published on the Venezuela situation, 'The End of Autocracy on Venezuela?' in the Al Jazeera.
Jesus C. Peña-Vinces
Professor Jesus C. Peña-Vinces, is a Senior Lecturer at the College of Economics and Business, at the Universidad de Sevilla. He is a PhD. in Economics and Business (University of Seville). He has been visiting scholar at the University of Houston and visiting faculty of Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University. Also; he is a visiting professor at several universities in Latin-America. Furthermore, he has been a consultant for various regional governments of South America. Before starting his academic career, he was a businessman in the wood industry (Lima-Perú). His research is focused on Latin American economies covering topics as competitiveness (economic policy and strategy), international trade, entrepreneurship, regional development and human capital. He has published in journals of economics and business: Economic Systems, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Management Decision, International Entrepreneurship Management Journal, European Business Review, Journal of Economics and Administrative Sciences, among others. Additionally, is editor-in-chief for the East Asian Journal of Business Management and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Distribution Science.
Fernando García Quero
Fernando graduated in Economics in 2007 at the University of Granada (Spain). In the same University he obtained his Master´s degree in Development Studies (2009). He completed his Ph.D. in 2012 with the dissertation, “Development and Institutional Political Economy: A reinterpretation of behavior, public policy and institutional change”.
He was a lecturer in the Applied Economics department for several years and since January 2017 is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Andalusian Government in the Department of Economic Theory and History at the University of Granada. He is a member of the Spanish NGO “Economistas sin Fronteras”, the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences-Spain (FLACSO-España) and the Red Española de Estudios del Desarrollo (REEDES).
Fernando´s research attempts to demonstrate the need to go beyond conventional economic theory in order to lend realism and humanism to positive economics. However he is not merely interested in questions that would now be categorized as economic issues. His research has been mainly focused on heterodoxal political economy, political philosophy, well-being indicators and more currently in what some authors have referred to as “alternatives to development” (Latin America´s debates on Buen Vivir, de-growth and post-capitalist discussions). These research interests have materialized in several peer-reviewed articles in academic journals such as Journal of Cleaner Production, Ecological Economics, Journal of Economic Issues, Review of Radical Political Economics, Revista Venezolana de Ciencias Sociales, among others. His recent research has been focused on the analyses of needs-based and subjective well-being in two cantons in southern Ecuador (Nabón and Pucará) and in the Spanish city of Granada. The results of both studies illustrate the importance in evaluating the success of policies within the economic, social and environmental spheres of people´s lives as well as future generations.
This is the third François-Xavier Guerra Seminar, jointly organized with the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne with the support of the Oxford Maison Française.
Martin Monsalve es Profesor del Departamento Académico de Humanidades de la Universidad del Pacífico. Además es presidente del Fondo Editorial y director de Apuntes, revista de Ciencias Sociales.