- Program Environment
- Program Area Reform of International Finance and Trade
- Grant Amount $215,000
- Grant Period October 1, 2005–December 31, 2007
- Location Medford, MA, United States
- Geographic Focus North America, South America
About this grant
The Global Development and Environmental Institute at Tufts University conducts independent research on questions related to the impacts of economic integration and trade liberalization on the environment and the poor. Research questions originate with policymakers and non-governmental organizations and are explored in collaboration with researchers from key countries in Latin America. This grant will support continued research on the social and economic impacts of trade agreements and economic integration in the Western Hemisphere.Multiyear funding will enable the institute to analyze the extent to which foreign direct investment has brought socially and environmentally sustainable practices to Mexico and other nations in the Americas; support efforts of the Working Group on Development and Environment in the Americas; and focus on policy-relevant research that builds on the work done in Mexico and Latin America to address sustainable development issues at the World Trade Organization. Findings will be disseminated in peer-reviewed research publications – in English, Spanish and Portuguese – and to popular audiences and policymakers.Recent accomplishments included conducting empirical research on questions related to Mexico’s experience with economic integration; coordinating collaborative research with Mexican and other Latin American economists to explore the challenges that liberalization of environmental goods and services pose to developing countries; and publishing various books, articles, working papers and editorials.