Simon Chair Archive

Archive of work from the CSIS Simon Chair through January 2012.

The William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, specializes in trade, investment, and international finance. Below you will find an archive of the work from the previous chair holder, Sidney Weintraub.

Sidney Weintraub, the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, was an economist who specialized on issues of trade, investment, and international finance. Dr Weintraub served as Simon Chair until 2011. He had a particular interest in Latin America and Canada.

He devoted much attention to the workings of NAFTA and the progress of economic integration arrangements and trade policy in the hemisphere. He provided leadership on an extended study of the automotive industry in North America, The North American Auto Industry under NAFTA.

Publications include:

  • Unequal Partners: The United States and Mexico (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010)
  • Energy Cooperation in the Western Hemisphere: Benefits and Impediments (CSIS, 2007)
  • Commentaries on International Political Economy: Constructive Irreverence (CSIS, 2004)
  • Free Trade in the Americas: Economic and Political Issues for Governance and Firms (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2004)
  • NAFTA’s Impact on North America: The First Decade (CSIS, 2004)
  • Financial Decision-Making in Mexico: To Bet a Nation (Macmillan, 2000)
  • Development and Democracy in the Southern Cone: Imperatives for U.S. Policy in South America (CSIS, 2000)