Latin American Journal Weighs in on Trade Issues

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With new articles on strategies and tools for trade in Latin America, Globalization, Competitiveness and Governability has taken another step in establishing itself as an influential journal in the field of international trade. The journal was founded by McDonough Deputy Dean Ricardo Ernst (left), who also serves as its editor in chief.

"Our intention is to make the journal a source of ideas on the effects of globalization in Latin America," says Dr. Ernst, who co-directs McDonough's Global Logistics Research Program." We want to help managers and politicians design better strategies for their respective businesses and countries."

The online academic journal is published jointly by Georgetown University and the Spanish-Latin American university network Universia, with abstracts in English, Spanish and Portuguese. The current issue, at, includes articles on the impact of transport costs on Latin American and Caribbean trade and the financing and profitability of foreign direct investment in Latin America. Articles also cover topics such as quantifying country risk, diversification as a strategy, and innovation in Brazil.

Besides providing companies, governments, universities and scientific communities with new ideas, the journal explores the relationship between public policy and country performance as well as the role of international institutions in the world. It also aims to promote dialog about public policies among academics, organizations, businesspeople and government.

Members of the journal's distinguished advisory board include former presidents of Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Colombia. The board also features corporate leaders such as Cesar Alierta Izuel, president of Telefonica; Gustavo Cisneros, president of the Cisneros Group; and Lorenzo Zambrano, president of CEMEX.

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