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Margaret Myers

Director, Latin America and the World Program
Inter-American Dialogue

I direct the Latin America and the World Program at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, DC. In 2011, I established the Dialogue’s China and Latin America Working Group. I also created the China-Latin America Finance Database in cooperation with Dr. Kevin Gallagher. I am pleased to have published The Political Economy of China-Latin America Relations in the New Millennium and The Changing Currents of Trans-Pacific Integration with Dr. Carol Wise and Dr. Adrian Hearn, respectively.

Biography

Margaret Myers is the director of the China and Latin America Program at the Inter-American Dialogue. She established the Dialogue’s China and Latin America Working Group in 2011 to examine China’s growing presence in Latin America and the Caribbean. Myers also developed the China-Latin America Finance Database, the only publicly available source of empirical data on Chinese lending to Latin America, in cooperation with Boston University’s Global Economic Governance Initiative (GEGI).

In addition to maintaining the Dialogue’s China and Latin America and 美洲对话 blogs, Myers has published numerous articles on Chinese leadership dynamics, international capital flows, Chinese agricultural policy, and Asia-Latin America relations, among other topics. She recently published a chapter on China-Latin America relations in the Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World and contributed to the OECD’s 2016 Latin America Economic Outlook. The Political Economy of China-Latin America Relations and The Changing Currents of Trans-Pacific Integration: China, the TPP, and Beyond, her co-edited volumes with Dr. Carol Wise and Dr. Adrian Hearn, respectively, were published in 2016.  Myers is also regularly featured in major domestic and international media, including the Economist, Financial Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, El Comercio, Folha de São Paulo, CNN en Español, CCTV, and Voice of America. She was called to testify before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in 2015.

Before arriving at the Dialogue, Myers worked as a Latin America analyst and China analyst for the US Department of Defense, during which time she was deployed with the US Navy in support of Partnership of the Americas. Myers also worked as a senior China analyst for Science Applications International Corporation, a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank, and for Fauquier County Schools, where she developed the county’s first Mandarin language program. Myers received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and conducted her graduate work at The George Washington University, Zhejiang University of Technology, and the Johns Hopkins University/Nanjing University Center for Chinese-American Studies. Myers is a Council on Foreign Relations term member. She received a Freeman fellowship for China studies in 2010 and a Fulbright Specialist grant in 2014 to research China-Colombia relations in Bogotá.

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China-Latin America Finance Database


Published: Sep 09, 2016 by Inter-American Dialogue
Authors: Margaret Myers and Kevin Gallagher

Now updated with 2015 data, the China-Latin America Finance Database is the result of collaboration between The Inter-American Dialogue and the Global Economic Governance Initiative at Boston University. Suggested citation: Gallagher, Kevin P. and Margaret Myers (2014) "China-Latin America Finance Database," Washington: Inter-American Dialogue.