Countervailing Monetary Power: Emerging Markets and the Regulation of Cross-Border Finance

March 25
12:00PM – 2:00PM
53 Bay State Road
Lunch will be provided

In the wake of the financial crisis, the regulation of cross-border financial flows is justified now more than ever. Gallagher’s talk will present preliminary results from a book-length project on the political economy of financial globalization. Gallagher will not the rise and fall of the Bretton Woods institutions, the birth of a new economics of cross-border finance, the political economy of regulation in four emerging markets, the efficacy of regulating capital flows, and the political economy of IMF advice on regulating global capital.

kpgDr. Kevin P. Gallagher is an associate professor of international relations at Boston University, where he coordinates the Global Development Policy Program. He is the coordinator of Boston University’s Global Development Policy Program and 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 serves on the US Department of State’s Investment Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and 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; and Tsinghua University in China. Gallagher is also co-editor of the Review of International Political Economy.

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