JERRY HAAR, PH.D.

Innovation in Mexico: Rays of Sunshine Among The Clouds
April 2, 2018 | Latin Trade
The Age of Anxiety is a long, six-part poem composed by W.H. Auden in 1947. The title is also an apt description for what Mexicans are experiencing today, as well as foreign companies that do business in and with that nation...... more

Commentary: Emerging artificial intelligence can transform how we live and work
March 14, 2018 | Orlando Sentinel
It’s been a little more than 20 years since IBM’s Deep Blue computer beat chess champion Garry Kasparov in a six-game match. Since that time, artificial intelligence — also known as machine intelligence — has achieved an unimaginable level of breadth, depth and speed. To say it is revolutionizing our daily lives is an understatement...... more

On trade, Trump team shows Ivy League schooling no match for common sense
March 9, 2018 | The Hill
Being well-credentialed is not the same as being well-educated. Donald Trump (Wharton), Wilbur Ross (Harvard) and Peter Navarro (Harvard) are living proof of that assertion when it comes to trade policy. Having been associated with both institutions, I can vehemently state that I had never met a student or faculty member who seriously believed that protectionism is the answer to correcting trade imbalances...... more

Despite it Corruption Scandals, Brazil Remains a Magnet for Foreign Investment
January-February 2018 | América Economia
The “Country of the Future” has also distinguished itself during the last several years as the poster child for corruption. A federal investigation began in 2014 under the name Lava Jato (“Car Wash”) uncovered a huge and widespread conspiracy to defraud Petrobrás, the national oil company...... more

Latin America is poised for a turnaround in 2018
January 12, 2018 | The Miami Herald
In these early days of 2018, it is sad and ironic that just as Latin America is reemerging from a prolonged period of recession and sluggish growth, its most important trading and investment partner, the United States, is looking inward and embracing economic nationalism...... more