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Bravo-Ureta named to head
international affairs
July 27, 1998

Boris E. Bravo-Ureta has been appointed executive director of the Office of International Affairs (OIA) at the University of Connecticut, effective July 1. The announcement was made by Robert V. Smith, vice provost for research and graduate education and dean of the Graduate School..

"We are extraordinarily fortunate to have someone with Dr. Bravo-Ureta' s talents and research accomplishments to assume the role of executive director of the OIA," Smith said.

Bravo-Ureta is a professor of agricultural and resource economics in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He has been at the University since 1980.

Bravo-Ureta was born in Santiago, Chile. He holds a B.S in economics and business and an M.S. in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. He earned his Ph.D. in agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska in 1981. His specialty is production economics with specific research interests in productivity analysis, economics of firm size, supply response and agrarian structure in Latin America.

He has published many articles in scholarly journals based on research in Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. An active member of the University community, Bravo-Ureta has received research grants from the United States Agency for International Development.

Sherry Fisher