Kevin P. Gallagher

Professor of International Relations, BU Pardee School of Global Studies
College of Arts & Sciences

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BA, Northeastern University; MA, PhD, Tufts University

Dr. Kevin P. Gallagher is a professor of global development policy at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, where he co-directs the Global Economic Governance Initiative and the Global Development Policy Program. Kevin P. Gallagher is the author or co-author of six books: The China Triangle: Latin America’s China Boom and the Fate of… Read more

Dr. Kevin P. Gallagher is a professor of global development policy at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, where he co-directs the Global Economic Governance Initiative and the Global Development Policy Program.

Kevin P. Gallagher is the author or co-author of six books: The China Triangle: Latin America’s China Boom and the Fate of the Washington ConsensusRuling Capital: Emerging Markets and the Reregulation of Cross-Border FinanceThe Clash of Globalizations: Essays on Trade and Development PolicyThe 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); 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.

He is the co-chair of the Task Force on Regulating Capital Flows and has served as an advisor to the Department of State and the Environmental Protection Agency in the United States, as well as to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Gallagher has been a visiting or adjunct professor at the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico; 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.

Follow him on twitter @KevinPGallagher.

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  • China Is Outsourcing Its Pollution

    December 8, 2016

    Foreign Policy Kevin Gallagher, Pardee School/College of Arts & Sciences Subscription required View full article

  • China makes move on Latin America as Trump steps back from trade deals

    December 6, 2016

    Miami Herald Kevin Gallagher, Pardee School/College of Arts & Sciences Now that Donald Trump is preparing to take charge and has said he’ll withdraw from U.S. trade agreements, China is signaling that it plans to capitalize on the worries of Latin American leaders… Expert quote: “In Latin Americans, their ears are more attuned for diverse […]

  • China Seizes Opening in U.S. Backyard After Trump Upends Policy

    December 6, 2016

    Bloomberg Kevin Gallagher, Pardee School/College of Arts & Sciences As Donald Trump weighs plans to tear up trade deals and deport illegal migrants from Latin America, Chinese President Xi Jinping is moving swiftly to reset relations in America’s backyard… Expert quote: “The train has left the station.” View full article

  • Trump builds walls, Xi builds bridges in LatAm

    November 20, 2016

    Financial Times (subscription required) By Kevin Gallagher, Pardee School of Global Studies, College of Arts & Sciences View article

  • Economists warn of possible trade war with China

    November 12, 2016

    Boston Herald Kevin Gallagher, Pardee School, College of Arts & Sciences President-elect Donald Trump has promised to end what he calls China’s economic transgressions — and fulfilling his campaign promises may set the U.S. on a path leading to an all-out trade war, economists warn… Expert quote: “All of the issues that Trump is talking […]

  • China rethinks developing world largesse as deals sour

    October 14, 2016

    Financial Times Kevin Gallagher, Pardee School/College of Arts & Sciences Subscription required View full article

  • China poised to lead on green finance at G-20 meeting

    August 18, 2016

    Financial Times ‘beyondbrics’ By Kevin Gallagher, Pardee School of Global Studies, College of Arts & Sciences “The Western-backed Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) are talking a lot about moving ‘from billions to trillions’ of dollars to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris Climate Agreement that aim to shift the world economy to a low-carbon and […]

  • Can the IMF leopard change its spots?

    June 29, 2016

    Bretton Woods Project Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies An article, provocatively titled Neoliberalism: Oversold?, written by IMF staff in June’s edition of the IMF’s in-house magazine, Finance & Development’s (F&D) appeared to question orthodox macroeconomic policies long associated with the IMF… Expert quote: “On the capital account the […]

  • China’s global energy financing raises climate fears

    May 18, 2016

    Financial Times (subscription required) Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Chinese “policy” banks have supplied almost as much financing for global energy projects as the four major western multilateral lenders combined but a concentration on coal-fired power plants is raising concerns about the environmental impact of Beijing’s support… View […]

  • China becomes global leader in development finance

    May 17, 2016

    Financial Times (subscription required) Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global StudiesC China is now a bigger presence in international development finance than all of the world’s six major multilateral financial institutions put together, a new study has found… Expert quote: “China is emerging as the global leader in development finance.” […]

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