PolicyTalk: International Economic Development and Speculative Capital Flows

Monday, April 23 2012 15:17 | Posted by Kevin Gallagher, Ph.D.

Dr. Kevin Gallagher of Boston University discusses speculative capital flows in developing countries and the need for the G20 and International Monetary Fund to allow countries to regulate capital in order to prevent asset bubbles, currency appreciation and layoffs in the developing world.

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Kevin Gallagher, Ph.D.

Kevin Gallagher, Ph.D.

Kevin P. Gallagher is an Associate Professor of International Relations at Boston University, specializing in Economic Development, Trade and Investment Policy, International Environmental Policy, and Latin America. He has authored, edited and co-edited several books and journals on these issues. Gallagher is the coordinator of Boston University’s Global Development Policy Program, and is a faculty fellow at BU’s Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future where he leads the Global Economic Governance Initiative. Gallagher is also a research associate at the Global Development and Environment Institute of Tufts University and at the Political Economy Research Institute of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has served as a visiting or adjunct professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government; El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico; and Tsinghua University in China.

In 2009, he served on the investment subcommittee of the US Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy. He currently serves on the National Advisory Committee to the North American Free Trade Agreement at the US Environmental Protection Agency and as a member of the Inter-American Dialogue’s China and Latin America Working Group.  Professor Gallagher writes regular columns on global economic and development policy for The Guardian,Financial Times, and POLITICO.  He co-chairs the Triple Crisis blog. Visit his Facebook page and "Like" him for updates.

Website: www.bu.edu/ir/faculty/alphabetical/gallagher/

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