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.

Last Updated: July 26, 2017