Dr. Howard Shatz


Wednesday, March 15, 2017
7:30 P.M.

The Chabad Jewish Center of Naples
1789 Mandarin Rd.
Naples, Fl. 34102
Admission: $20.00 prepaid: $22.00 at door

Howard J. Shatz is a senior economist at the RAND Corporation, a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, and director of RAND-Initiated Research. He specializes in international economic development, foreign direct investment, international trade, and economics and national security.  His research at RAND has included the organization, economics, and finances of the Islamic State and its predecessor groups; labor-market reform in Mongolia; civil service reform, economic development policies, labor markets, and data collection systems in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq; the Chinese economy and technology-based development in China; institutions and processes for the development of socio-economic strategy in Israel; Iraqi and Afghan economic issues; the energy economies of Latin America and Africa; and a country study of Mexico.  From 2007 to 2008, he was on leave from RAND, serving as a senior economist at the U.S. President’s Council of Economic Advisers.  His policy areas there included foreign investment, the economy of Iraq, and U.S. exports.
 Dr. Shatz has written academic journal articles, book chapters, and policy reports about trade and labor markets, exchange rates and economic performance, the geography of international investment, services trade, and trade barriers and low-income countries.  Before joining RAND, Dr. Shatz was a research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, where he focused on California’s interactions with the global economy. He has held research fellowships at the Brookings Institution and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and has worked as a consultant to the World Bank and on advisory projects for countries in Latin America, Africa, and South Asia.  Dr. Shatz received his Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University.