Brandeis International Business School

The Asia-Pacific Center for Economics and Business

The Asia-Pacific Center for Economics and Business (APC) conducts research and outreach on business and economic issues in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as U.S.–Asia-Pacific relations.
Experts discussed trade war and U.S.-China relations at the the 12th annual China Town Hall. Speakers included (left to right) Brandeis IBS Dean Kathryn Graddy, Yaya Zhang MBA '20, Professors Peter Petri and Elanah Uretsky, and Minnie Norghaisse '19.

Experts discussed trade war and U.S.-China relations at the the 12th annual China Town Hall. Speakers included (left to right) Brandeis IBS Dean Kathryn Graddy, Yaya Zhang MBA '20, Professors Peter Petri and Elanah Uretsky, and Minnie Norghaisse '19.

The Asia-Pacific Center organizes conferences, seminars, graduate and undergraduate courses, and study-abroad programs in partnership with Asia-Pacific universities.

Guest speakers and visitors have included Barbara Weisel, Trade Representative for the United States; Kurt Tong, Economic Coordinator and U.S. Senior Official for APEC; Ambassador Chan Heng Chee; and the Honorable Fu Ziying, China's Vice Minister of Commerce.

Faculty Director

Gary Jefferson
Gary Jefferson

Director, Carl Marks Professor of International Trade and Finance

A specialist in the Chinese economy, Gary Jefferson's research interests include economic development and the economics of innovation with special focus on the economy of China.

Research

The Asia-Pacific Center for Economics and Business supports faculty and student research on topics including Asia-Pacific trade, Chinese innovation, Indian economy and the technological rivalry between the U.S. and China.

APEC Study Centers

The Brandeis APC is one of 14 member institutions of the U.S. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Study Centers Consortium. In addition to serving as co-director of the Brandeis APC, Brandeis IBS interim dean Peter Petri has also served as chair of the consortium. The APEC Study Center (ASC) network was established by the APEC Leaders' Summit of 1993 in Seattle. Each of APEC's 21 member economies has, or is in the process of creating, an APC.

News

Peter Petri

November 6, 2018

The case for RCEP as Asia’s next trade agreement

Peter Petri | Brookings

China flag

November 5, 2018

Chinese President Xi touts free trade amid trade war

Peter Petri | Voice of America

 Japan and the European Union signed a comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement on July 17.

July 19, 2018

Asia leads the world's response to protectionism

Peter Petri | Nikkei Asian Review

Andy Molinsky

October 31, 2016

Reinventing the Feedback Sandwich

Andy Molinsky | AndyMolinsky.com