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Ken Jameson is a Professor of Economics. The main focus of his research is the economic development of Latin America. He has worked in most countries of Latin America, most recently concentrating on Ecuador and Peru. He has published widely in academic journals and books. His recent work is on dollarization in Latin America, on institutionalism and development, on the role of indigenous movements in the Latin American political process, and on the Latin American presence in the United States. Recent articles have appeared in The Journal of Economic Issues, Applied Economics, International Journal of Political Economy, and Latin American Politics and Society. He was also a co-author of the February, 2006 monograph “The Economic Impact of the Mexico-Utah Relationship.”

Recently, he has conducted seminars on issues in Higher Education in Ecuador and Peru, and he was an observer of the Venezuelan recall election with the Carter Center. He has consulted for U.S. and Latin American government agencies and non-profits, conducting field research in most of Latin America. While at the University of Utah, he has served as President of the Academic Senate, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Chair of the Department of Economics. At Notre Dame he was Chair of the Latin American Studies Program and was a member of the steering committee of the Latin American Studies Program at the University of Utah.