Patrice M. Franko is the Grossman Professor of Economics in the economics department and international studies program at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where she teaches international finance, Latin American economic policy, and microeconomics. Dr. Franko is also an adjunct fellow in the CSIS Americas Program. She has been a Pew Faculty Fellow in International Affairs and an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow in International Security Affairs. She has served as a consultant for the Office of Inter-American Affairs in the Department of Defense, for the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at the National Defense University, and for the Office of International Affairs at the National Academy of Sciences. She holds a Ph.D from the University of Notre Dame, and her many publications include The Puzzle of Latin American Economic Development 2nd edition, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), Toward a New Security Architecture in the Americas: The Strategic Implications of the FTAA (CSIS Press, 2000), and The Brazilian Defense Industry (Westview, 1992). She is currently working on a book on the Transatlantic Economic Divide as well as a project on corporate social responsibility in Latin America.