Vinod Aggarwal is Professor in the Department of Political
Science, Affiliated Professor of Business and Public Policy in
the Haas School of Business, and Director of the Berkeley Asia
Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center (BASC) at the
University of California at Berkeley. He has been at Berkeley
since 1980, and from 1991-1994 was Chairman of the Political
Economy of Industrial Societies Program. He is also the founder
and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Business and Politics.
Prof. Aggarwal received his B.A. in political science and
psychology from the University of Michigan and his M.A. and Ph.D.
in international political economy from Stanford University. He
has been a Research Fellow and Guest Scholar at the Brookings
Institution, a Rockefeller Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Fellow, Visiting Professor and Professor at the Graduate
Institute of International Studies in Geneva, and a Visiting
Fellow at the East-West Center.
Dr. Aggarwal consults
regularly with multinational corporations on strategic planning,
trade policy, and international negotiations. In the public
sector, he has been a consultant to the Mexican Government, the
U.S. Department of Commerce, OECD, the Group of Thirty, IFAD, and
the World Bank. In 1990, he was Special Adviser on Trade
Negotiations to the United Nations Conference on Trade and
Development (UNCTAD) in connection with the GATT Uruguay Round
negotiations and has also served as an adviser to Dr. Fred
Bergsten, Chairman of the APEC Eminent Persons Group. He is a
frequent speaker in Executive Education programs in the United
States and Europe. In 1997, he won the Cheit Outstanding Teaching
Award at the Haas School of Business.
authored books include Liberal Protectionism, International
Debt Threat, Debt Games, Le Renseignement Stratégique
d'Entreprise, Une Nouvelle Approche des Phénoménes
Sociaux: Les Horloges Sociales, and he has edited
Institutional Designs for a Complex World and Asia-Pacific
Crossroads. He is currently editing three books for
publication by Palgrave Publications on European, American, and
Japanese corporate market and nonmarket strategies in Asia.
Prof. Aggarwal has also published over 40 articles on the
politics of trade and finance. His current research examines
comparative regionalism in Europe, North America, and Asia with a
focus on implications for the international system and
multinational corporations. Dr. Aggarwal speaks five languages.
He was born in Seattle, Washington.