Dr. Francisco González is the Riordan Roett Senior Associate Professor of Latin American Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). His research interests include the political economy of Latin America, global and regional energy issues, and Sino–Latin American relations, among other topics. Professor González recently published two books: Dual Transitions from Authoritarian Rule: Institutionalized Regimes in Chile and Mexico, 1970–2000 (2008) and Creative Destruction? Economic Crises and Democracy in Latin America (2012). He received his master’s (M.Phil) and doctoral (D.Phil.) degrees in Politics from Oxford University, and his B.A. in Politics and Public Administration from El Colegio de México.
Dr. Matthew Ferchen is Resident Scholar at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, where he runs the China and the Developing World Program, and is Associate Professor of International Relations at Tsinghua University, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on international and Chinese political economy, as well as on China–Latin America relations. Professor Ferchen’s research focuses on the governance of China’s urban informal economy, debates about the “China model