Dr. Norman A. Bailey is an adviser at the Institute for Global Economic Growth and Vice Chairman of The Americas Forum. He serves on various boards of directors, editorial and advisory boards. He is also Adjunct Professor of Economic Statecraft at the Institute of World Politics in Washington and Senior Fellow of The Potomac Foundation. Since 1984 Dr. Bailey has been an international economic consultant to governments, government agencies, corporations, banks, investment banking firms, trade associations and trading companies on five continents.
He did his army tour of duty in strategic intelligence and joint operational planning. After serving as an economist on the staff of Mobil International Oil Company, where he participated in studies of the Canadian petroleum market, crude and product flows among the major oil companies and bunker oil marketing, Dr. Bailey founded Overseas Equity Inc., which prepared investment studies for clients in the financial field. He was then invited to join an investment banking firm, Bailey, Tondu, Warwick & Co., Inc. and become its president. The firm specialized in debt and equity transactions in the developing world.
Simultaneously Dr. Bailey was asked to join the faculty of The City University of New York (Queens College), where in six years he was made a full, tenured professor. In 1981 he joined the Reagan administration as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director of International Economic Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council in the White House.
He has authored, co-authored and edited various books and hundreds of articles, including:
LATIN AMERICA: POLITICS, ECONOMICS AND HEMISPHERIC SECURITY
LATIN AMERICA IN WORLD POLITICS
OPERATIONAL CONFLICT ANALYSIS
THE MEXICAN TIME BOMB
THE STRATEGIC PLAN THAT WON THE COLD WAR
Dr. Bailey has been awarded two honorary degrees, The National Security Award and the Cold War Commemorative Medal. He is a Knight of the Portuguese Royal Order of Our Lady of the Conception of Vila Vicosa.
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Bailey is a graduate of Oberlin College and holds the degrees of Master of International Affairs and Doctor of Philosophy from Columbia University.
Updated: March 2007