JERRY HAAR, PH.D.

How to Build Back Better—Public-Private Partnerships
May 22, 2021 | The Hill
“Infrastructure”—a high priority of the Biden Administration--is one of the very few areas of public policy where the prospects for bipartisanship are favorable. After all, who doesn’t want to improve our highways, bridges, and broadband access?.... more

The Challenge of Human Capital and Economic Development in Guyana
May 3, 2021 | Latin Trade
The Guyanese highly value education, and that bodes well as the country seeks to capitalize on its oil and gas largesse and finally build the nation that all Guyanese have hoped for since independence in 1970..... more

Hard truths and tough love for the American economy
April 16, 2021 | The Hill
Despite the robust economic recovery, populists – Republican and Democrat alike – are aligned in harping on the trade deficit and the alleged hollowing out of America’s manufacturing sector. They are infuriated and exasperated that, in their view, the United States doesn’t make things anymore; that we cannot compete and that we need to bring back and add more manufacturing jobs while wiping out our deficits and producing surpluses..... more

Guyana, Beyond Oil
March 21, 2021 | Oil Now
Many believe that oil is the magic bullet that will hit the bullseye of prosperity for Guyana, dramatically increasing revenue, growth and economic development (regardless of how and where that largesse is spent)..... more

To Improve our Workforce, Businesses Must Expand Apprenticeships
March 18, 2021 | Miami Today
While so many of us are awaiting our first or second vaccine inoculation, Miami’s entrepreneurial ecosystem has already received three shots in the arm. First, last December there was Miami Mayor Francis Suarez’s “How can I help?” Twitter response to a query regarding bringing Silicon Valley to our city. These four words generated over 2 million organic impressions..... more

Is Biden pursuing a 'third way' trade policy?
February 2021 | The Hill
American trade policy is at an inflection point. Those who champion a muscular, tariff-driven, “America First” variant of former President Trump’s trade policies will be deeply disappointed by the Biden administration’s posture. At the same time, advocates of the trade-liberalizing, free market orientation of the Clinton and Bush administrations will be disheartened, as well..... more

It is “Facilitation” that Makes Trade Agreements Work
February 8, 2021 | Latin Trade
Less anyone think the Biden Administration’s trade policies will revert to a traditional, pre-Trump posture, one need only consider the January 25th executive order requiring the federal government to implement “Made-in-America” procurement policies, including $600 billion in contracting..... more