(on leave 2015-16)

Director, Latin American Studies Program

Douglas Hecock CV

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Comparative politics
  • Latin America
  • Democratization
  • Politics of economic development

Courses Typically Offered

  • POLS 205 - Comparative Politics
  • POLS 211 - Third World Politics
  • POLS 219 - Latin American Politics
  • POLS 290 - Politics of Economic Development

Selected Publications

"The Political Economy of FDI in Latin America 1986-2006: A Sector-Specific Approach," with Eric M. Jepsen.  Studies in Comparative International Development, 49(4): 426-447 (December 2014)

"Democracy, Education Reform, and the Mexican Teachers' Union," Latin American Research Review, 49 (1): 62-82 (March 2014)

"Running Hot and Cold: Economic Liberalization and Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America by sector," with Eric M. Jepsen. Latin American Policy, 4(2): 238-250 (December 2013)

"Should Countries Engage in a Race to the Bottom? The Effect of Social Spending on FDI," with Eric M. Jepsen.  World Development.  44: 156-164 (April 2013)

"Electoral Competition, Globalization, and Sub-national Education Spending in Mexico, 1999-2004," American Journal of Political Science 50 (4): 950-961 (October 2006)


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