Edward S. Mason Professor of International Development, Emerita
Merilee S. Grindle is the Edward S. Mason Professor of International Development, Emerita at the Kennedy School of Government. She is a specialist on the comparative analysis of policy making, implementation, and public management in developing countries, with particular reference to Latin America. She is the author of a number of books, including Jobs for the Boys: Patronage and the State in Comparative Perspective; Bureaucrats, Politicians,and Peasants in Mexico; State and Countryside; Searching for Rural Development, Challenging the State; Audacious Reforms; Despite the Odds; and Going Local. In addition, she has written numerous articles about policy management and the political economy of reform. She also is the editor of Politics and Policy Implementation in the Third World; Getting Good Government; and Proclaiming Revolution. She is co-author, with John Thomas, of Public Choices and Policy Change, which won an award as the best book in public policy in 1991. A political scientist with a PhD from MIT, Grindle is engaged in research on the political economy of public sector reform.
Equity and Social Mobility Conference
Collaborating Institutions: Centro de Investigaciones Psicológicas y Sociológicas (CIPS); Centro de Estudios de la Economía Cubana (CEEC); United Nations International Poverty Center (IPC); and, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA)
Bolivia, Chile, Peru: Exploring Opportunities for Mutual Gain
DRCLAS, with support from the Corporación Andina de Fomento, organized at Harvard University two week-long seminars to bring together Bolivian, Chilean, and Peruvian leaders from government, opposition, business, media and civil society to better understand the differing perspectives among the three countries and explore opportunities for mutual gain.
Participating Harvard faculty: Thomas Cummins, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Art History; Roger Fisher, Samuel Williston Professor of Law, Emeritus, Jorge I Dominguez, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs; John Coatsworth, Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs; Merilee Grindle, Edward S. Mason Professor of International Development, KSG, and Michael Watkins, Harvard Business School, Steve Reifenberg, project coordinator.
Collaborating Institutions: Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF)