Kevin Gallagher

Associate Professor of International Relations
Faculty Fellow, Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future






BA, Northeastern University; MA, PhD, Tufts University


Economic development, trade and investment policy; international environmental policy; Mexico and Latin America


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.