Francisco Bataller worked for over twenty five years at the European Commission on a wide spectrum of global issues and international relations areas, including North-South matters, trade policy towards developing countries, relations with the U.N. system, international drug policy and international migration cooperation, as well as policy strategies towards Latin America and the Mediterranean region. His last task was coordinating a public finance and development team at the Directorate General for Cooperation and Development, which was focused on domestic revenue mobilization, and had economic governance of natural resources (most notably, country-by-country reporting) and transfer pricing in developing countries as key international fiscal policy concerns. In that capacity, he chaired the Steering Committee of the IMF-administered MNRW Trust Fund and was an alternate member of the EITI Board and its Rapid Response and Audit Committees.
Bataller holds M.A. and Ph. degrees in economics from The Ohio State University, with specialization in economic theory, international economics and economic development. He also has a post-graduate diploma in development economics from the Université C. de Louvain in Belgium and graduated in law and business administration at the Universidad de Deusto in Spain.
Bataller is a former assistant professor of economics at Kenyon, served as the faculty coordinator of the EU External Relations Summer Program at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and was responsible for the Latin American training module at a management program at ICHEC in Brussels. He also has lectured extensively and participated in panel discussions in the U.S., Spain, France, the U.K., Ecuador and other countries.
Thursday, March 21 at 7:00pm
Samuel Mather Hall, 215
203 N. College Road, Gambier, OH 43022