Carol Wise

Prof. Wise has written widely on issues pertaining to Latin American political economy, including four edited collections that analyze exchange rate regimes, regional integration and political responses to market reform in the region. Her work has appeared in such journals as International Organization, World Development, Journal of Democracy, New Political Economy and Latin American Politics & Society. In 2003, she published “Reinventing the State: Economic Strategy and Institutional Change in Peru” (University of Michigan Press) and is currently completing a book entitled China, Latin America and the End of Neo-liberalism.

Associate Professor of International Relations


  • U.S.-Latin American relations, specifically Argentina, Mexico and Peru
  • the economic development of Latin America
  • the political economy of emerging markets
  • exchange rate crises (especially in Mexico and Argentina)
  • trade integration (NAFTA and FTAA)

Additional Information

  • 2012 Lasa-Mellon Research Grant, “Global Hierarchy and Financial Statecraft: Rebalancing in Favor of Latin America and Asia?”
  • 2011 Senior Fulbright Specialist, Lima, Peru. Research on the Peru-China Free Trade Agreement.
  • 2011 ISA Venture Workshop Grant, “The Quick Rebound of Emerging Markets from the Global Financial Crisis.”
  • Spring 2009, Visiting Scholar, Center for US-Mexico Studies, University of California, San Diego


  • Spanish

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