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Sidney Weintraub    

William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, Emeritus

Sidney Weintraub is the emeritus William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at CSIS. He served as Simon Chair from 1994 to 2011. He is also professor emeritus at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was Dean Rusk Professor from 1976 to 1994, when he then joined CSIS. 

A member of the U.S. Foreign Service from 1949 to 1975, Weintraub held the post of deputy assistant secretary of state for international finance and development from 1969 to 1974 and served as assistant administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development in 1975. He was also a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. 

His many publications include Energy Cooperation in the Western Hemisphere: Benefits and Impediments (CSIS, 2007); NAFTA’s Impact on North America: The First Decade (CSIS, 2004); Issues in International Political Economy: Constructive Irreverence (CSIS, 2004); Free Trade in the Americas: Economic and Political Issues for Governance and Firms (Edward Elgar, 2004); Financial Decision-Making in Mexico: To Bet a Nation (Pittsburgh, 2000), and Development and Democracy in the Southern Cone: Imperatives for U.S. Policy in South America (CSIS, 2000). Weintraub has also published numerous articles in newspapers and journals. He received a Ph.D. in economics from American University and an M.A. in economics from Yale University.

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