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The Asia Pacific Center for Economics and Business

The Asia-Pacific Center for Economics and Business (APC) conducts research, teaching, and outreach on business and economic issues in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as U.S.–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 Ben Gomes-Casseres, Gary Jefferson, Blake LeBaron, Xin Wang, and interim and founding dean Peter Petri, who is co-director of the center.

APEC Study Centers
The Brandeis APC is one of 14 member institutions of the U.S. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Study Center 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.

International Visitors
Guest speakers and visitors involved with the Asia Pacific Center have included Kurt Tong, Economic Coordinator and U.S. Senior Official for APEC; Ambassador Chan Heng Chee; The Honorable Fu Ziying, China's Vice Minister of Commerce; and Barbara Weisel, United States Trade Reprsentative.