About the Center
The Asia-Pacific Center for Economics and Business (APC), located within IBS, conducts research, teaching and outreach on business and economic issues in the Asia Pacific region and on US-Asia Pacific relations. Its activities include faculty research projects, conferences, seminars, graduate and undergraduate courses, and exchange programs with Asia-Pacific universities. Faculty members associated with the Center include Professors Anne Carter, Ben Gomes-Casseres, Blake LeBaron, Gary Jefferson, Rachel McCulloch, and Founding Dean Peter Petri, who is the acting Chair of the Center.
APEC Study Centers
The Brandeis APC is one of 14 member institutions of the US APEC Study Center (ASC) Consortium. Peter A. Petri is the Director of the Brandeis APC and also serves as Chair of the Consortium. The APEC Study Center Network was established by the APEC Leaders' Summit of 1993 in Seattle; each of APEC's 20 economies has, or is creating, an ASC center or consortium.
On November 9, 2010, Ambassador Chan Heng Chee, Singapore's Ambassador to the United States, paid visit to Brandeis IBS under the auspices of the Asia-Pacific Center for Economics and Business. Participating in a discussion with students on the HBS case "Remaking Singapore," Ambassador Chan emphasized the role education plays in maintaining a healthy and growing economy. Read More
In September 2009, the Asia-Pacific Center for Economics and Business at Brandeis IBS hosted the Honorable Fu Ziying, China's Vice Minister of Commerce. In an engaging academic exchange, the Honorable Fu Ziying called for a cooperative approach towards tackling pressing global issues including poverty reduction, climate change, and bilateral trade. The most senior Chinese official to ever visit Brandeis, his rare visit occurred one day prior to the start of G-20 meetings in Pittsburgh. Read More