Kevin P. Gallagher

Associate Professor of International Relations, Boston University

Kevin P. Gallagher is the author of The Dragon in the Room: China and the Future of Latin American Industrialization (with Roberto Porzecanski), The Enclave Economy: Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Mexico’s Silicon Valley (with Lyuba Zarsky), and Free Trade and the Environment: Mexico, NAFTA, and Beyond.

Gallagher has edited or co-edited a number of books, including Rethinking Foreign Investment for Sustainable Development: Lessons from Latin America (with Daniel Chudnovsky) and Putting Development First: the Importance of Policy Space in the WTO and IFIs.

Gallagher is the coordinator of Boston University’s Global Development Policy Program.  He is a faculty fellow at BU’s Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future where he leads the Global Economic Governance Initiative.

Gallagher 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 has served as a visiting or adjunct professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government; El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico;  Tsinghua University in China; and the Center for the Study of State and Society in Argentina.

Gallagher is co-editor of the Review of International Political Economy.

In 2009, he served on the investment subcommittee of the US Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy. He currently serves on the National Advisory Committee to the North American Free Trade Agreement at the US Environmental Protection Agency and as a member of the Inter-American Dialogue’s China and Latin America Working Group.  Professor Gallagher writes regular columns on global economic and development policy for The Guardian, Financial Times, and Al-Jazeera.  He co-chairs the Triple Crisis blog.

Bridges news

1 February 2010
Each time trade ministers gather, economists seem to offer new projections of how much wealthier the world might be after liberalising trade. One recent study has created a stir by suggesting US$300-US$700 billion in potential global welfare gains from an ambitious Doha deal. These figures contrast...
1 November 2007
Los países que negocian nuevos acuerdos comerciales con los Estados Unidos (EE.UU.) tienen la esperanza de que gracias a ellos lograrán atraer inversión extranjera. Esto, sin duda, es lo que los peruanos, colombianos y panameños esperan conseguir como resultado de los acuerdos comerciales que están...
1 November 2007
Nations that negotiate new trade agreements with the United States hope that such deals will attract foreign investment. This is certainly what Peruvians, Colombians and Panamanians are hoping for as an outcome of agreements currently in the pipeline for US Congressional approval. The promise of...