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Kevin P. Gallagher

Associate Professor of International Relations, Boston University

Kevin P. Gallagher is Professor of Global Development Policy at Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies, where he co-directs the Global Economic Governance Initiative (GEGI).

His latest books are The China Triangle: Latin America’s China Boom and the Fate of the Washington Consensus (Oxford University Press, 2016) and Ruling Capital: Emerging Markets and the Reregulation of Cross-Border Finance (Cornell University Press, 2015). Follow him on twitter @KevinPGallagher

He is the author or co-author of The Dragon in the Room: China and the Future of Latin American Industrialization (Stanford, 2010), The Enclave Economy: Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Mexico’s Silicon Valley (MIT, 2007), and Free Trade and the Environment: Mexico, NAFTA, and Beyond (Stanford, 2004).

Mr. Gallagher has edited or co-edited several other books, including Rethinking Foreign Investment for Sustainable Development (Anthem, 2007). He is the co-editor of the Review of International Political Economy.

He is also a research associate at the Global Development and Environment Institute of Tufts University and at the Political Economy Research Institute of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He serves on the U.S. Department of State’s Investment Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy.

Mr. Gallagher earned his B.S. in political science and biology at Northeastern University and a Ph.D. in international political economy at Tufts University.

Articles by Kevin P. Gallagher

How Trump Should Think About China

As China’s example shows, a country needs to invest in its future prosperity. Tariffs and tax cuts are no way to get there.

July 3, 2018

As the US Retreats, China Is Taking the Lead on Green Energy

China provides close to triple the average annual energy lending of the World Bank and all the Western-backed multi-lateral development banks combined.

April 19, 2017

Obama Abandons Allies on China’s Marshall Plan

The United States is looking increasingly left behind as it defies its closest allies in Asia.

March 18, 2015

BRICS: Toward a Rio Consensus

The BRICS countries set out to overcome Western domination and the legacy of the “Washington Consensus.”

July 14, 2014

America’s Proposed TPP: Buyer Beware

Pacific-rim nations to get astonishingly small gains from the deal, while exposing themselves to high risks.

April 24, 2014

The Limits of China’s Globalization Strategy

Why factoring human rights and the environment into investment will help China in the long run.

January 22, 2014

The U.S. Abandons the World’s Poor at the WTO

Does allowing India and other poor countries to help farmers and consumers really distort global markets?

December 2, 2013

Trade Deals Must Allow for Regulating Finance

Instead of pushing for cross-border financial deregulation, the United States should learn from other nations' safeguards.

October 8, 2013

Should China Deregulate Finance?

Why is it in the world's best interest for China to go slow on deregulating its financial system?

July 17, 2013

The U.S. as a Global Risk Generator

Are US regulators making it easier for Wall Street to return to pre-crash behaviors and export them to the world?

June 27, 2013

Time for a U.S. Pivot to Latin America

Why is China looking more attractive to Latin American countries than the United States?

June 18, 2013