Gallagher Publishes New Book, The China Triangle


Kevin Gallagher, Professor of Global Development Policy at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, is in China the week of March 20, 2016 for lectures to coincide with the launch of his new book, The China Triangle: Latin America’s China Boom and the Fate of the Washington Consensus.

China Triangle Cover

The China Triangle provides one of the first accounts of post-“China boom” Latin America, and focuses on Latin America’s development challenges in a historical context.

In the book, Gallagher examines the parallel between the boom of Latin American economies from 2003 to 2013 and the transformation of China from a poverty-stricken nation to the largest economy in the world.

Gallagher also examines how the Latin American boom began to fade in 2014, while China’s economy slowed and shifted toward a consumer-based economy less dependent on imported natural resources.

Looking to the future, Gallagher discusses how Latin America now faces slow growth along with increasing social and environmental conflict as a result of being caught over-exposed to China, and saving very little of its China windfall for the future.

You can purchase a copy of The China Triangle here.

Kevin Gallagher 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.