1 Curriculum Vitae for Dr. Paul R. Latortue Mailing address: University Station, P.O. Box San Juan, Puerto Rico Tel. (787) (H), (787) ext (W), (787) (cell) Education: PH.D. in Economics from State University of New York, Dissertation topic: The unemployment problem and the growth of higher education in Puerto Rico. MBA in Finance and Marketing from Inter-American University, Puerto Rico, 1970 BA in Economics from Inter-American University, Puerto Rico, Won the Wall Street Journal Award, given to the graduating senior in Economics with the highest grade index. Recent Honor: Zenit Award in Education for 2008, given by the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce Present responsibilities: January 2004 to present, Dean, School of Business Administration at University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. Most recent responsibilities: From September to December 2003, Coordinator of the Ph.D. program in International Business at University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. Tenured full professor with responsibilities at both graduate and undergraduate levels in the following fields: International Business, Strategic Planning, Macro Economics. Coordinator, Seminar series on Technological change and Business startups, in collaboration with Partnership Innovation (PFI) and under a grant from National Science Foundation (fall 2003). First advisor and board member, Association Haitienne d Economistes ( ). Under contract with CEPAL (U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America), to write the unemployment chapter in a special study of the economy of Puerto Rico ordered by the Governor of Puerto Rico (december 2003-september 2004).
2 Past responsibilities: Executive Director, Unité Centrale de Gestion, Office of the Prime Minister, Port au Prince, Haiti Placed under the authority of the Prime Minister, UCG s mission was to manage a short term investment programs aimed at repairing selected public infrastructures judged important by different ministries (schools, hospitals, ports, irrigation system, electrical systems, potable water systems, state office buildings, urban streets, rural roads, etc.) during the years following the return of democratically elected officials. UCG was financed by the Interamerican Development Bank and the World Bank. Visiting professor of economics on an ad honorem basis, Faculté des Sciences (Engineering school) Université d Etat d Haiti, as part of an understanding between the President of the University of Puerto Rico and the State University of Haiti ( ). Director of the Management and Marketing Department, the Business School, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus ( ). Main accomplishments include: the integration of business managers and entrepreneurs as part time lecturers; the recruitment of professors with Ph.D.; a successful attempt to send several professors to Ph.D. programs abroad. Director of the Center of Business Research, the Business School, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus ( ). Main accomplishments include: the diversification of research topics in addition to the traditionally exclusive interest in consumerism; the progressive integration of professors in the works done at the center; a modest increase in research and publications; the revival of the Revista de Ciencias Comerciales; the presence of the UPR Business School in the public eye, through radio programs and other divulgation efforts in the written and electronic press. Visiting researcher, the Wharton School of Business, summer Visiting Caribbean Scholar, the Center of Latin American studies, The University of Florida, Gainesville, summer Visiting professor, Institut d études commerciales de la Chambre de Commerce, Pointe-á-Pitre, Guadeloupe, december 1980 and december Treasurer and executive board member, Conseil Interregional pour les Refugiés Haitiens (CIRH) Main responsibility was to be a money manager for a group related to Haitian Catholic Church in exile (Haitians Fathers of the Holy Spirit Order) and devoted to the legal defense of Haitian refugees at Fort Allen (Puerto Rico) and Krome (Florida). Founder and President of Fondement, a NGO based in Gonaives, Haiti and San Juan, Puerto Rico ( ). Main organizer of this philanthropy group devoted to Haitian science teachers training and agricultural credit to peasants 2
3 groups around the city of Gonaives and the Artibonite valley. With the help of Catholic University in Ponce, UPR Resource Center for Science and Engineering, UPR-Humacao, Atlantea project, Fomento, The Cultural Exchange Office of the Government of Puerto Rico, several private and cultural Puerto Rican institutions, and the collaboration of the Confédération des Enseignants Haitiens (CNEH), more than 400 Haitians science teachers have participated in summer training programs in Ponce, San Juan and in Port-au-Prince as well as Gonaives over a 10 year period. The agricultural credit program took place in Haiti, mainly with the help of Fondation Haitienne de Developpement (FHD), United Nation Development Program (UNDP) and Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in the period. The agricultural credit was able to help over 2,000 small peasants in the Artibonite. Assistant Professor, Business School, Catholic University, Ponce, Puerto Rico ( ). Taught Macro and Micro economics, Money and Banking, Labor Economics, the Economic Development of Puerto Rico, Marketing. At the graduate level, supervised over 25 MBA theses. During that period, completed my Ph.D. dissertation. Research and Publications: About 20 articles related to Haiti, Puerto Rico or the Caribbean in matters concerning economic development. To cite a few: A. Published in books: 1. The External Debt Situation of Haiti in Jorge, Salazar and Higonnet (eds) Foreign Debt and Latin America Economic Development, Pergamon Press, New York, The Taiwan Model and Economic Development of Haiti, in Jorge, Salazar and Díaz Pou (eds) External Debt and Development Strategy in Latin America, Pergamon Press, New York, Haiti, Nouvel Etat ACP Conference Proceedings on the Caribbean and the European Community, Université Antilles Guyane, L Avenir de la Lutte contre la Pauvreté en Haiti in FORUM LIBRE: L Avenir de la Lutte contre la Pauvreté, a publication of Petion-Bolivar Center and the Foundation Friedrich Ebert, Port-au-Prince, 1999, p El empleo, desempleo, la pobreza y la distribución de ingresos en Puerto Rico, Co-authored with Orlando Sotomayor, published (2005) in Globalización y Desarrollo: Desafíos de Puerto Rico frente al Siglo XXI by CEPAL as part of a study of the economy of Puerto Rico ordered by Governor Sila M. Calderón. B. Published in reviews: 1. The employment and unemploynment problem in Puerto Rico revisited Revista Comercial (Catholic University), December Misión de la Universidad sobre el Desarrollo de Empresas Comercio y Producción (Revista de la Cámara de Comercio de Puerto Rico)
4 3. La opinión de los consumidores en torno a la ley de cierre, Revista de Ciencias Comerciales, April What the Caribbean can learn from the development experience of Puerto Rico, Revista de Ciencias Comerciales, October Factores socio-económicos y político-culturales implícitos para la defensa del cliente-refugiado haitiano, Revista Jurídica (IAU Law School), January-April La migración haitiana a Santo Domingo, Estudios Sociales, eneromayo Puerto Rico and the CBI, Revista de Ciencias Comerciales, Vol. 1 and II, El potencial de las cuentas IRA en el contexto de la problemática del ahorro y de la inversión en Puerto Rico, Revista de Ciencias Comerciales, April La ZLEA et la CAraibe (EL ALCA y el Caribe). Keynote speech at the 2004 Convention of the Haitians Economic Association, publication forthcoming by the Association. C. Other articles: 1. El Papel de la Agricultura en el Desarrollo Económico Centro de Investigaciones Comerciales, (mimeo) 2. Initial Thoughts on the Causes of Caribbean Migration Centro de Investigaciones Comerciales, November (mimeo) 3. Los Comerciantes Ambulantes Haitianos en Puerto Rico: resultados de una encuesta Centro de Investigaciones Comerciales, (mimeo) 4. International Caribbean Migration: a review of the economic literature (with Tosporn Chotigeat) May (mimeo) 5. Haiti á l heure de la Caraibe Inaugural keynote speech at the Convention of the Haitian Economic Association, Port-au-Prince, May (mimeo) 6. The Haitian currency under stress, presentation at the Haitian Study Association Meeting in Miami, October D. Contributions to Economic and Business journalism, within the contex of PULSO ECONÓMICO, an economic education series edited by Joaquin Villamil for EL REPORTERO (May 1983 November 1985) 1. La Balanza Comercial de Puerto Rico, May 17, La Migración de Profesionales, June 21, El Caribe y la Recesión, October 18, Tendencias en el Empleo Público en Puerto Rico y el Mundo, November 22, Las Características de las Nuevas Cuentas Supernow en Puerto Rico, December 20, La Política Económica para 1984, January 3rd, Desarrollo Empresarial para Puerto Rico, January 31, En Torno a la Tasa de Interés en un Año de Elecciones, April 24, Las Cuentas de Retiro Individual (IRA), May 29,
5 10. La Crisis del Peso Dominicano, May 15, En Torno al Girod, September 4, Puntos Importantes del ámbito Económico en Puerto Rico durante 1984 (with José Alameda). 13. Las Asociaciones de Crédito y Ahorro, November 5, (with José Alameda). Others: Have presented papers in seminars and conferences in several countries (Puerto Rico, Santo Dominto, Martinique, Guatemala, Barbados, Trinidad, Cuba, Haiti, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Jamaica, etc.) Many of these presentations were the result of invitations coming from universities (UPR, IAU, CUPR, Florida International University, The University of Florida, The City University of New York, The University of the West Indies, Université des Antilles-Guyane, Université d Etat d Haiti). Others were presentations at association meetings (American Economic Association, la Asociación de Economistas de Puerto Rico, la Asociación de Economistas Dominicanos, The Caribbean Economic association, the Haitian Economic Association, The Haitian Study Association, IESCARIBE grupo de institutos e investigadores económicos y sociales del caribe, and CLADEA. Current Interest: FTAA/ALCA, ECON. OF HAITI, ECON. OF PUERTO RICO Current research: Causes and consequences of the continuous depreciation of the Haitian gourde since El empleo y desempleo de Puerto Rico ( ) A Strategic plan for the UPR Business Shool ( ) Countries visited: Africa: Caribbean: Central America: Europe: North America: Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Senegal, Benin Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guadalupe, Martinique, Jamaica, Barbados, US Virgin Islands, St. Martin, Curacao, Aruba, St. Vicent, Grenada, Trinidad, Dominica, Antigua, The Bahamas Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica France, Spain, England, Belgium, Italy, Holland Canada, USA, Mexico 5
6 South America: Linguistic abilities: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela Complete dominance of main languages spoken in the Caribbean (Creole, French, English and Spanish). June