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Vinod K Aggarwal

Affiliate Professor
Professor, Department of Political Science
Director, Berkeley APEC Study Center
Haas Business and Public Policy Group
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: By appointment, F547 or 782 Barrows
Personal Homepage: http://basc.berkeley.edu/?page_id=36
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)


PhD, Political Science, Stanford University
MA, Political Science, Stanford University
BA, Political Science and Psychology, University of Michigan

Positions Held

At Haas since 1992
1996 – present, Director, Berkeley APEC Study Center
1992 – present, Affiliated Professor, Haas School of Business
1991 – 1994, Chair, Political Economies of Industrialized Societies, UC Berkeley
1980 – present, Professor, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Visiting Positions

  • Chung-Ang University
  • University of Hawaii
  • NanyangTechnological University
  • Yonsei University
  • Bocconi University
  • University of Geneva
  • Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva

External Service and Assignments

  • Editor in Chief, Business and Politics
  • Editor, Springer Book Series, “The Political Economy of the Asia Pacific”
  • Chief Economist, Frost & Sullivan
  • Non-Resident Fellow, The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington
  • Consultant to WTO, ILO, OECD, UNCCD, World Bank, Group of Thirty, Government of Mexico, US Department of State, Defense, Commerce, and various multinational corporations

Current Research and Interests

  • Integration of market and non-market strategies
  • International debt rescheduling
  • Lobbying and trade protectionism

Selected Papers and Publications

  • Responding to China’s Rise: US and EU Strategies (with Sara Newland) (New York: Springer, 2014).
  • “Do WTO rules preclude industrial policy? Evidence from the global economic crisis,” (with Simon J. Evenett), Business and Politics, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2014.
  • “A Fragmenting Global Economy: A Weakened WTO, Mega FTAs, and Murky Protectionism” (with Simon J. Evenett), Swiss Political Science Review, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013.
  • “The ASEAN Economic Community 2015: Implications for Supply Chain Management” (with Bora Park), Supply Chain Asia, September-October 2013, pp. 20-21.
  • “U.S. Free Trade Agreements and Linkages.”  International Negotiation, Vol. 18 (2013).
  • Linking Trade and Security: Evolving Institutions and Strategies in Asia, Europe, and the United States (with Kristi Govella) (New York: Springer, 2012).
  • “Industrial Policy Choice during the Crisis Era” (with Simon J. Evenett), Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Volume 28, Number 2, 2012, pp. 261–283.


  • MBA 270.1
  • International Political Economy (Department of Political Science)

Honors and Awards

  • Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, Full-Time MBA Program, 2005
  • 1st Runner Up Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, Full-Time MBA Program, 2003
  • Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, PhD Program, 1997
  • Abe Fellowship, 2008-2009
  • Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington D.C. 2003-2004
  • Council on Foreign Relations, Lifetime Member, elected 2004
  • Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, 1987
  • Rockefeller International Relations Fellowship, 1984-85
  • PI, Global Governance and Fragmentation: ICT and Data Localization in the 21st Century, 2015
  • PI, Mega-FTAs and the Global Political Economy, 2014-15
  • PI, New Industrial Policy in the Post-Financial Crisis Era, 2012-2013
  • PI, Linking Trade, Traditional Security, and Non-Traditional Security in Asian Trade Agreements, 2010-2

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