Kevin Gallagher

Boston University

Kevin Gallagher is director of Graduate Studies and assistant professor of international relations at Boston University.

His research and teaching examines the extent to which economic globalization fosters development in industrializing nations, particularly in Mexico and Latin America. He is the author of 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, in addition to numerous reports, articles, and opinion pieces on trade policy, development, and the environment. He has been the editor or co-editor for a number of books, including Putting Development First: the Importance of Policy Space in the WTO and IFIs, International Trade and Sustainable Development, and others.Gallagher directs the Global Governance and Development Program at Boston University's Center for International Relations. He is also a research associate at the Global Development and Environment Institute of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, an adjunct fellow at Research and Information System for Developing Countries in Delhi, India, and a member of the US-Mexico Futures Forum. Gallagher has served as an advisor on trade and development policies to a number of national governments, international institutions, and non-governmental organizations.

Featured Work

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JUN 15, 2012 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: Tired of Waiting for a 21st Century Trade Agreement

A leaked version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement reveals that the United States continues to buck a broad consensus in favor of allowing members to ...

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FEB 14, 2012 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: U.S. Free Trade Agreement Won't Benefit Colombia

The now-official U.S.–Colombia Free Trade Agreement will dampen growth and make it harder for Colombia to put in place policies for innovation and ...

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MAR 24, 2011 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: Obama's Tricky Trip to El Salvador

Coming into office, Obama seemed to be in tune with Latin America in terms of economic policy, but the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations indicate an about-face.

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JAN 20, 2011 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: Latin America's China Challenge

China's growth has been a great boon to Latin America in the short-term. It is up to Latin American nations to translate these short-term gains ...

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MAR 22, 2010 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: Obama's "New" Trade Policy: What Happened to Multilateralism?

The Obama administration's new trade agenda shows little consideration for developing countries and may hurt the United States in the long run.

DEC 20, 2007 Podcast

The Enclave Economy: Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Mexico's Silicon Valley

Kevin Gallagher finds that Mexico's post-NAFTA experience of foreign direct investment in its information technology sector, particularly in the Guadalajara region, did not result in ...

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has <br>called for a timeout on trade agreements. <br>Photo by <a href="http://flickr.com/photos/83681952@N00/744250138/">Llima Orosa</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/deed.en-us">CC</a>).

OCT 23, 2007 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: ROUNDTABLE: Future of U.S. Trade Policy

With Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton calling for a "timeout" on future free trade agreements and support for free trade waning among Republicans, Policy Innovations asked ...

OCT 12, 2007 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: The Enclave Effect

New research suggests that signing a trade agreement with the United States may not bring the desired investment, and if investment comes it may not ...

APR 9, 2007 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: Greening U.S. Trade

President Bush is trying to pass trade bills with Panama, Peru, Colombia, and South Korea. Unfortunately, these treaties fall far short of a Congressional mandate ...