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Vinod K. Aggarwal (born November 26, 1953) is Professor of Political Science, Affiliated Professor in the Haas School of Business, and directs the Berkeley APEC Study Center (BASC) at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a Visiting Professor at INSEAD's Asia campus, a blogger for the Harvard Business Review, and has contributed to the New York Times. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Business and Politics. Aggarwal is a frequent commentator and author about issues related to international political economy.Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).


Aggarwal is an expert on U.S. trade policy, corporate strategy, international trade institutions, globalization, international debt rescheduling, international political economy, and international relations. His research interests include the international politics of trade, international finance, comparative public policy, rational choice, and bargaining theory. He is frequently sought out in these areas by the private and public sector. Some corporations which he has worked with include Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Qualcomm, Herman Miller, Italcementi, ARCO, and Nestle. Professor Aggarwal was recently named Chief Economist for the global growth consulting firm Frost and Sullivan. In the public sector, Professor Aggarwal has consulted with the U.S. Department of Commerce, World Trade Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Group of Thirty (G30), IFAD, the International Labor Organization, ASEAN, and the World Bank among other organizations. In November 2008, he was invited to speak at the APEC CEO Summit in Lima, Peru.

Professor Aggarwal was an Abe Fellow with the Japan Foundation for 2008–2009. He is a fellow with the Center for Globalisation Research at the University of London, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a founding member of the United States Asia Pacific Council. In 2003–2004, Professor Aggarwal was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in which he researched the pursuit of multiple modes of trade liberalization (unilateral, bilateral, minilateral, multilateral) on the stability of the world trading system.

He regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on international political economy, international relations, and business and public policy. Aggarwal was the recipient of the Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award from the Haas School of Business for PhD teaching in 1997. In 2003 he was first runner-up for the Cheit Award for MBA teaching and won in 2005 first place.

Aggarwal speaks five languages, including Italian, Spanish, Hindi and French. He received a bachelors degree in political science and psychology from the University of Michigan and a masters and doctorate degree with a focus on international political economy from Stanford University. He was born in Seattle, Washington.Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).


A selected list of publications taken from Professor Aggarwal's Curriculum Vitae.

Authored books

Une nouvelle approche des phenomenes sociaux: Les horloges sociales (with Pierre Allan and Daniel Lachat), (Paris: L'Harmattan, 1997).Le Renseignement strategique d'enterprise (with Pierre Allan and Daniel Lachat), (Paris: L'Harmattan, 1997).Debt Games: Strategic Interactions in Debt Restructuring (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996).International Debt Threat: Bargaining Among Creditors and Debtors in the 1980s (Berkeley: Institute of International Studies, 1987).Liberal Protectionism: The International Politics of Organized Textile Trade (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985).

Edited books

Responding to a Resurgent Russia: Russian Policy and Responses from the EU and US (with Kristi Govella) (New York: Springer, 2011, in press).Trade Policy in the Asia-Pacific: The Role of Ideas, Interests, and Domestic Institutions (with Seungjoo Lee) (New York: Springer, 2010).Northeast Asia Ripe for Integration? (The Political Economy of the Asia-Pacific) (with Min Gyo Koo, Seungjoo Lee, and Chung-in Moon), (Berkeley: Springer, 2008)Asia's New Institutional Architecture: Evolving Structures for Managing Trade, Financial, and Security Relations (with Min Gyo Koo), (Berkeley: Springer, 2007)Bilateral Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific(with Shujiro Urata) (New York: Routledge, 2006)European Union Trade Strategies: Between Regionalism and Globalism (with Edward Fogarty), (New York: Routledge, 2005)The Strategic Dynamics of Latin American Trade (with Ralph Espachand and Joseph Tulchin), (Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2004)Winning in Asia, U.S. Style: Market and Nonmarket Strategies for Success (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003)Sovereign Debt: Origins, Crises and Restructuring (with Brigitte Granville) (London:RIIA, 2003).Winning in Asia, Japanese Style: Market and Nonmarket Strategies for Success (with Shujiro Urata) (New York: Palgrave, 2002). Translated into Japanese and published by Waseda University Press, 2004.Winning in Asia, European Style: Market and Nonmarket Strategies for Success (New York: palgrave, 2001).Asia Pacific Crossroads: Regime Creation and the Future of APEC (with Charles Morrison) (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998).Institutional Designs for a Complex World: Bargaining, Linkages and Nesting (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998).

Articles and chapters

The Financial Crisis, 'New' Industrial Policy, and the Bite of Multilateral Trade Rules (with Simon J. Evenett), Asian Economic Policy Review, Vol. 5, Issue 2, 2010, pp. 221–244.Look West: The Evolution of U.S. Trade Policy Towards Asia Globalizations, Vol. 7, No. 4, 2010, pp. 455–473.I Don't Get No Respect: The Travails of IPE International Studies Quarterly, Vol. 54, No. 3, 2010, pp. 895–897.Beyond Bogor: Reflections on APEC's Future (with Peter Volberding), Japan Spotlight, September–October 2010, pp. 10–13.The Perils of Consensus (with Jonathan Chow), Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 17, No.2, May 2010, pp. 262–290.Reluctance to Lead: U.S. Trade Policy in Flux Business and Politics, Vol. 11, No. 3, August 2009, pp. 1–21.

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