Carlos E. Santiago, Ph.D.
Biographical Sketch

Carlos E. Santiago is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Latin American & Caribbean Studies and Economics at the University at Albany, State University of New York. At the University at Albany the Provost functions as the Chief Operating Officer. He formerly held the post of Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies. Professor Santiago holds a Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University (1982) and M.A. degrees in economics from Cornell University (1979) and the University of Puerto Rico (1975). He also serves as Associate Director of the Center for Latino, Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CELAC), and was Chair of the University Faculty Senate at the University at Albany for the academic year 1996-1997.

Professor Santiago has been named a 1996 Collins Fellow by the University at Albany, for distinguished service to that institution. He served as Chair of the Department of Latin American & Caribbean Studies for the academic years 1989-1991 and again from 1993-1995. He is also a founding Co-editor (with Edna Acosta-Belén) of the Latino Research Review and is a member of the U.S. Congressional Hispanic Caucus International Relations Advisory Group. Professor Santiago is past President of the Puerto Rican Studies Association (PRSA) and has held been very active in the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) and has been on the editorial board of the Latin American Research Review. He has served on the Inter-University Program for Latino Research/Social Science Research Council Committee for Public Policy Research on Contemporary Hispanic Issues and as a member of the Board of Consulting Economists for Hispanic Business. In 1996 he was named one of the top 100 most influential Hispanic leaders by Hispanic Business. He has received grants and fellowships from a variety of organizations including the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Fulbright Association, National Science Foundation, and Russell Sage Foundation. Professor Santiago is a labor economist with regional expertise in the Caribbean and Central America, with special emphasis on Puerto Rico.

He is the author of four books: The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Its History and Contributions (with Edna Acosta-Belén, Margarita Benítez, José Cruz, Yvonne González-Rodríguez, Clara Rodríguez, Azara Santiago-Rivera, and Barbara Sjostrom, 2000); Island Paradox: Puerto Rico in the 1990s (with Francisco Rivera-Batiz, 1996). Puerto Ricans in the United States: A Changing Reality (with Francisco Rivera-Batiz, 1994); Labor in the Puerto Rican Economy: Postwar Development and Stagnation (1992) and co-editor of Recovery or Relapse in the Global Economy: Comparative Perspectives on Restructuring in Central America, (with Jolyne Melmed-Sanjak, and Alvin Magid, 1993).

His research interests include labor market issues, problems of structural adjustment and debt, and labor migration to the United States and he has published over thirty articles and book reviews in such journals as the International Migration Review, Economic Development and Cultural Change, the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Development Studies, World Development, the Hispanic American Historical Review, the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, the Journal of Economic Development, Revista de Ciencias Sociales, the Journal of Productivity Analysis, and the International Journal of Forecasting.

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