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

APEC 2018 Papa New Guinea logo

November 19, 2018

Petri: Modern production systems require multilateralism

Peter Petri | CGTN

Map of Asia

November 9, 2018

RCEP contributes to global economy

Peter Petri | Khmer Times

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

Peter Petri

September 5, 2018

Bigger Trans-Pacific Partnership "could reap $22bn bonus"

Peter Petri | The Australian

 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

Japan and Vietnam trade officials

February 3, 2018

Rethinking the TPP without the U.S.

Peter Petri | Barron's

Peter Petri

February 6, 2017

Abe to tout Japan's U.S. investment plans in Trump meeting

Peter Petri | The Wall Street Journal

Andy Molinsky

October 31, 2016

Reinventing the Feedback Sandwich

Andy Molinsky | AndyMolinsky.com

Factory worker

May 19, 2016

Trump's tariffs will cost Americans thousands, report says

Peter Petri | CNN Business

Peter Petri

March 24, 2016

How Trump's hard line on trade could backfire

Peter Petri | The Wall Street Journal

Peter Petri

January 26, 2016

Modeling the economic impact of the TPP

Peter Petri | Marketplace

Peter Petri

January 25, 2016

"Landmark" Pacific Rim trade deal could boost U.S. exports

Peter Petri | The Washington Post

Obama and Department of Agriculture meeting

January 25, 2016

Modeling the economic impact of the TPP

Peter Petri | Marketplace

Peter Petri

January 7, 2016

Pacific trade pact set to give big boost to Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia

Peter Petri | The Wall Street Journal

Rice field

June 12, 2015

What you should know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Peter Petri | The New York Times

President Obama

April 24, 2015

The trade-off Obama missed on trade

Peter Petri | The Washington Post

Capital Press logo

March 13, 2015

TPP trade deal offers advantages, disadvantages

Peter Petri | Capital Press

China illustration

February 2, 2015

China Plus One: does it all add up?

Peter Petri | CKGSB Knowledge

Eco-Business logo

July 16, 2013

"Social, environmental risks" to Asia’s growth

Peter Petri | Eco-Business