Helen Shapiro

TitleAssociate Professor,
Director, UCDC
DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentSociology Department
AffiliationsLatin American & Latino Studies,
Chicano Latino Research Center
Phone831-459-3432 (office)
OfficeRachel Carson College, Sociology, Room 338
Office HoursAvailable by email only
Campus Mail StopCollege Eight Faculty Services
Mail1156 High St
Santa Cruz, CA
Helen Shapiro

Research Interests

Political economy, Latin American economic history and development (with an emphasis on Brazil), industrial policy, the auto industry, the state and transnational corporations

Biography, Education and Training

B.A. Hampshire College
Ph.D. Yale University

Selected Publications

  • "Review of Export Promotion Policies in Brazil," Integration and Trade, 1998.

  • Engines of Growth: The State and Transnational Auto Companies in Brazil (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994).

  • "Determinants of Firm Entry into the Brazilian Automobile Industry, 1956-1968," Business History Review, 65(4), Winter 1991.

  • "The State and Industrial Strategy" (with Lance Taylor), World Development 18 (6), June 1990.

Courses Taught

Colleges Nine and Ten Core Course