Category: Kevin Gallagher

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

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

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

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

Economists warn of possible trade war with China

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 poised to lead on green finance at G-20 meeting

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?

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

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 […]