Jose Caballero is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Politics and International Studies. His current research examines the role of business groups and labour unions in the integration process of Europe and Latin America. He traces such roles through the interplay of interests, ideology and identity. This interaction, it is argued, produces complementarity among societal groups from which emerges a degree of “Social Will.” The latter enables these groups to internalise the costs of integration and to pressure governments to implement regional policies.
Jose has worked as a Researcher at the International Institute for Corporate Governance (Yale School of Management) and the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER, USA). He has also worked as a consultant for the Private Sector Advisory Department at the World Bank, the International Investment Corporation (World Bank), the Inter-American Development Bank, and as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Business Administration at the Rafael Landivar University (Guatemala). Jose holds an MA (Social Science: Government) from Harvard University and a BS (Summa Cum Laude) in International Business Administration from Newbury College (Brookline, MA. USA).