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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  • As Beijing Joins Climate Fight, Chinese Companies Build Coal Plants

    July 2, 2017

    New York Times quoting Kevin Gallagher, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “When China halted plans for more than 100 new coal-fired power plants this year, even as President Trump vowed to “bring back coal” in America, the contrast seemed to confirm Beijing’s new role as a leader in the […]

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

    April 25, 2017

    The Globalist By Kevin Gallagher, Pardee School of Global Studies “Finance ministers from across the world will converge on Washington this week for the annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF…” View full article. 

  • Mexico’s Revenge

    April 25, 2017

    The Atlantic Kevin Gallagher, Pardee School of Global Studies “When donald trump first made sport of thumping Mexico—when he accused America’s neighbor of exporting rapists and “bad hombres,” when he deemed the country such a threat that it should be contained by a wall and so clueless that it could be suckered into paying for […]

  • Latin American petro-states struggle with China debts, need new solutions

    April 18, 2017

    Dialogo Chino Kevin Gallagher, Pardee School of Global Studies “As Chinese loans continue to pour into Latin American countries, concerns over how this money is being spent and how will it ever be repaid are growing on both sides of the bargaining table…” Expert quote: “China can’t be the one to trigger [more] sustainability, but […]

  • China Steps Into the Latin American Void Trump Has Left Behind

    March 7, 2017

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

  • Is the U.S.’s Withdrawal, China’s Gain in Latin America?

    March 2, 2017

    ChinaFile by Kevin Gallagher, Pardee School of Global Studies “Latin Americans can’t afford to wait four years to see when the United States will be willing to have an honest and reciprocal conversation about economic prosperity in the Western Hemisphere…” View full article.   

  • Will China Gain From a US Withdrawal in Latin America?

    February 28, 2017

    The Diplomat by Kevin P. Gallagher, Pardee School of Global Studies  “Latin Americans can’t afford to wait four years to see when the United States will be willing to have an honest and reciprocal conversation about economic prosperity in the Western Hemisphere…” View full article.

  • Is the U.S.’s withdrawal in the region, China’s gain?

    February 10, 2017

    Latin America Goes Global by Kevin Gallagher, BU Pardee School of Global Studies/College of Arts and Sciences Latin Americans can’t afford to wait four years to see when the United States will be willing to have an honest and reciprocal conversation about economic prosperity in the Western Hemisphere. Luckily for the U.S.’s southern neighbors, over the past […]

  • 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 […]

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