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Investimento Estrangeiro Direto (IED): Proteção ao Investidor ou ao Investimento? Lilian Miranda and Samira Otto, 2013

Does Tourism Eco-Certification Pay? Costa Rica's Blue Flag Program. Allen Blackman, María A. Naranjo, Juan Robalino, Francisco Alpízar, Jorge Rivera, September 2012.

Internal Revenue Service – IRS: Em busca de um Novo Modelo. Roque Luiz Wandenkolk Athadeu Souza de Oliveira, May 2012.

A Tentative Emmbrace: Brazil's Foreign and Trade relations with the United States. Myles Frechette and Frank Samolis, Política Externa, 2012.

Petroleum in Brazil: Petrobras, Petro-Sal, Legislative Changes & the Role of Foreign Investment. Andrew D. Fishman, Student Intern, The George Washington University. December 2010. 

Brazil Infrastructure. Thais Moraes, Student Intern, The George Washington University. November 2010. 

Industry Associations and Corporate Environmentalism in Emerging Economies: Evidence from the Oil, Gas and Chemical Sectors of Trinidad and Tobago. Kalim U. Shah, University of Trinidad and Tobago, and Jorge E. Rivera, The George Washington University. November 2009. 

How Land Title Affects Child Labor? Mauricio Moura, Visiting Scholar at The George Washington University. May 2009.

The Export Processing Zones and Corporate Environmental Performance in Emergeing Economies: The Case of the Oil, Gas and Chemical Sectors of Trinidad and Tobago. Kalim U. Shah, George Mason University, and Jorge E. Rivera, The George Washington University. April 2007.

The Latin American Dollar Standard in The Post-Crisis Era. Reid W. Click, The George Washington University. March 2007.

Governance Choice for Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility: Evidence from Central America. Bryan W. Husted, Tecnológico de Monterrrey and Instituto de Empresa; David B. Allen, Instituto de Empresa; and Jorge Rivera, The George Washington University. August 2006.

Chief Executive Officers and Voluntary Environmental Performance: Costa Rica's Certification for Sustainable Tourism. Jorge Rivera, The George Washington University, and Peter de Leon, The University of Colorado. June 2005.

The Role of the Psychic Distance in Contagion: A Gravity Model for Contagious Financial Crises. Lili Zhu and Jiawen Yang, The George Washington University. October 2004.

Regulatory and Stakeholder Influences on Corporate Environmental Behavior in Costa Rica. Jorge Rivera, School of Business, The George Washington University. October 2004.

Fiscal Decentralization: Theory as Reform. James Edwin Kee, Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration, The George Washington University. August 2003.

Economic and Strategic Impacts of U.S. Economic Sanctions on Cuba. Hildy Teegen, Ph.D., The George Washington University, Hossein Askari, Ph.D., The George Washington University, John Forrer, Ph.D., The George Washington University, and Jiawen Yang, Ph.D., The George Washington University. February 2003.

How Political Environments Affect the Growth of Firms: Evidence from Small and Large Enterprises in Latin America. Jennifer Spencer, Ph.D., The George Washington University & Carolina Gomez, Ph.D., Florida International University. January 2003.

The Effects of the Changes in the Revenue Sharing Fund of the Municipalities after the 1988 Federal Constitution. Cristina Brandt. June 2002.

Relationship between Demographic Characteristics And Conflict Handling Styles. Éder Paschoal Pinto, Universidade de Blumenau (Brazil) & James Ferrer, Ph.D., The George Washington University. May 2002.
 
U.S./Mexican Business Alliance Negotiations: Impact of Culture on Authority, Trust and Performance. Hildy J. Teegen, Ph.D., The George Washington University & Jonathan P. Doh, Ph.D., Villanova University. April 2002.
 
Private Infrastructure Investment In Emerging Economies: Comparing The Latin American and Asian Experience. Hildy J. Teegen, Ph.D., The George Washington University & Jonathan P. Doh, Ph.D., Villanova University. March 2002.

Can Government Policies Promote Entrepreneurship? Evidence from Costa Rica, Uruguay and Chile. Jennifer W. Spencer, Ph.D., The George Washington University & Carolina Gómez, Ph.D., Florida International University. September 2001.
 
Latin America’s Third Wave: Measuring and Explaining Variations Across Seventeen Nations. Cynthia McClintock, Ph.D., The George Washington University. September 2001.
 
Latin American Credit Ratings, the New Basel Capital Accord and Portfolio Risk. Theodore M. Barnhill, Ph.D., The George Washington University & William C. Handorf, Ph.D., The George Washington University. March 2001.
 
Currency and Banking Crises: The Early Warnings of Distress. Graciela L. Kaminsky, Ph.D., The George Washington University. July 2000.
 
Managing Petroleum Fiscal Dependence: Lessons from Venezuela and Mexico. Robert J. Weiner, Ph.D., The George Washington University. December 2000
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The United States and Peru in the 1990s: Cooperation with a Critical Caveat on Democratic Standards. Cynthia McClintock, Ph.D., The George Washington University. June 2000.
 
Should Micro Credit Be Integrated with Local Developing Country Health Programs? Issues and Preliminary Evidence from Latin America. Stephen Smith, Ph.D., The George Washington University. August 1999.

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Brazil's 1994 General Elections: An Alliance of Social Democrats and Social Liberals Takes Power.* Prof. David Fleischer, Ph.D., University of Brasília.
 
Brazilian Politics: Structures, Process, Elections, Parties & Political Groups (1985-1995).* Prof. David Fleischer, Ph.D., University of Brasília.
 
Brazilian Congressional Guide, 1995-1999.* Edited by Prof. Maria das Graças Rua. Introduction by Dr. Alexandre Barros.
 
The Dynamics of Internationalization of Brazilian Enterprises.* Dr. Carlos Alberto Arruda, Dr. Linda Goulart, and Dr. Haroldo Vinagre Brasil.
 
Growth Business Strategies and Organizational Characteristics: A Longitudinal Analysis of the Largest Brazilian Companies.* Dr. Walter Fernando Araújo de Moraes.
 
Challenges for the Internalization of Environmental Management  in Companies: An Exploratory Study in Brazil.* Dr. Rubens da Costa Santos & Dr. José Afonso Mazzon.
 
Brazilian Political Parties and Party System, 1945-1997.* David Fleischer, Ph.D, University of Brasília.
 
Budgets, Fiscal Deficits and Public Debt Control: An Analysis of the Debt Crisis of Brazilian States.* Eduardo Refinetti Guardia.
 
Fiscal Adjustment and Debt Restructuring in the State of São Paulo, 1995-1997.* Maria Luiza Levi Pahim.
 
Brazil’s General Elections in 1998: Final Results and Prospects for 1999.* David Fleischer, Ph.D., University of Brasília.
 
The Politics of Crisis.* Peter Flynn, Ph.D., University of Glasgow.
 
Sovereign Latin American Eurobonds.* Khaled Amira, Ph.D., The Catholic University of America & William C. Handorf, Ph.D., The George Washington University.
 
International Financial Capital Flows and Financial Crisis: Recent Latin American Experiences.* Jiawen Yang, Ph.D., The George Washington University.
 
Seigniorage and Conventional Taxation with Multiple Exogenous Shocks: A Comparison of the U.S., U.K., Brazil, and Argentina.* Reid Click, Ph.D., The George Washington University.