Dr. Kevin P. Gallagher is an associate professor of international relations at Boston University, where he co-directs the Global Economic Governance Initiative and the Global Development Policy Program. He is also a Faculty Fellow at BU’s Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.

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 serves on the US Department of State’s Investment Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and the International Investment Division of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

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

Gallagher is co-editor of the Review of International Political Economy and writes regular columns in The Financial Times and The Guardian.

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The Brace is On

Article | Feb 3, 2015

Trade Deals Must Allow for Regulating Finance

Article | Oct 2, 2013

World leaders who are gathering for the APEC summit next week had hoped to be signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). The pact would bring together key Pacific-rim countries into a trading bloc that the United States hopes could counter China’s growing influence in the region.

Should China Deregulate Finance?

Article | Jul 11, 2013

Is China is “too big to fail.”?

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Re-orienting Global Finance Towards Ecological and Social Goals

Podcasts Apr 11, 2022

UNCTAD Director Richard Kozul-Wright and Kevin Gallagher, Global Development Policy professor at Boston University, discuss their book, The Case for a New Bretton Woods. Ever since the post-war economic order was dismantled beginning in the 1980s, a re-design of the global economic order has become increasingly urgent in light of the social and ecological crises that we face.

Emerging Markets and the Reregulation of Cross-Border Finance

Video | Feb 13, 2015

Fresh from discussions at the UN regarding the Argentinian debt crisis, Institute grantee Kevin Gallagher tells us about his new book and how developing countries can look for opportunity amidst modern financial obstacles.