Pablo M. Pinto is a nonresident scholar at the Baker Institute Latin America Initiative. He is also an associate professor and director of the Center for Public Policy at the University of Houston's Hobby School of Public Affairs. His research analyzes the causes and consequences of the globalization of production, and his areas of expertise are international and comparative political economy. Prior to joining the University of Houston in 2014, Pinto was a member of the faculty of Columbia University. He taught at the Escuela Nacional de Gobierno in his native Argentina and at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, where he founded and directed the Department for Asia-Pacific Studies. He also worked as chief counsel for Toyota Argentina. He is the author of “Partisan Investment in the Global Economy” (Cambridge University Press) and co-author of “Politics and FDI” (Michigan University Press). His research has been published or is forthcoming in Comparative Political Studies, Economics & Politics, International Organization, State Politics & Policy Quarterly, the Review of International Political Economy, Political Analysis, edited volumes and other outlets. Pinto holds an M.A. from Aoyama Gakuin University in Japan and a Ph.D. in political science and international affairs from the University of California, San Diego. He received a law degree from Universidad Nacional de La Plata.