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1969: michael crosswell served in Venezuela in Cumana, Juan Griego beginning in 1969
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer michael crosswell can be contacted at mcrosswellausaiddgov
Country of Service: Venezuela
Training Group: Municipal Management II
Cities you served in: Cumana, Juan Griego
Arrival Year: 1969
Departure Year: 1971
Work Description: Work in municipal government as an economist
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
PhD in Economics (Development and Trade)from Northwestern University in 1976; International Economist at the Fed 1975-77; Economist at Agency for International Development since then, focusing mainly on Asia and the Near East, and on policy. Married in 1987. Father of Greg (10) and Lisa (8). Avid cyclist
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
It's remarkable to have gone from being one of the anti-war good guys in the late 1960's, to one of the pro-globalization bad guys in the late 1990's, all the while trying to reduce poverty in developing countries.
Originally posted: September 26, 2002
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