Kevin P. Gallagher

United States |  Director, Global Development Policy Center, Boston University


Dr. Kevin P. Gallagher is a professor of global development policy at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, where he also directs the Global Development Policy Center.

He is the author or co-author of several books, including: The China Triangle: Latin America’s China Boom and the Fate of the Washington Consensus; The Dragon in the Room: China and the Future of Latin American Industrialization; The Enclave Economy: Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Mexico’s Silicon Valley; and Free Trade and the Environment: Mexico, NAFTA, and Beyond.

Gallagher serves on the United Nations’ Committee for Development Policy and co-chairs the T-20 Task Force on An International Financial Architecture for Stability and Development at the G-20. He previously served on the investment sub-committee of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy at the US Department of State and on the National Advisory Committee at the Environmental Protection Agency.   Gallagher has been a visiting or adjunct professor at the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University; El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico; Tsinghua University in China, and the Center for State and Society in Argentina.

Gallagher was an event speaker at the Dialogue.

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The year 2019 was among the lowest on record for Chinese state-to-state finance in Latin America, with only approximately $1.1 billion in loans from China Development Bank and China Eximbank to Latin American governments and state-owned enterprises.

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