About the Dean
Peter A. Petri, Interim Dean, is the Carl J. Shapiro Professor of International Finance at Brandeis International Business School and a Senior Fellow of the East-West Center. From 1994 to 2006, he served as the founding Dean of Brandeis IBS. He is a Senior Fellow at the East-West Center (Honolulu) and a Visiting Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (Washington).
Petri has held appointments as Visiting Scholar or Professor at the OECD (Paris), Keio University (Tokyo), Fudan University (Shanghai) and Peking University (Beijing), and as Fulbright Research Scholar and Brookings Policy Fellow. He has consulted for APEC, the Asian Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank Institute, the World Bank, the OECD, the United Nations and the governments of the United States and other countries. He is or has been a member of the editorial boards of the ASEAN Economic Bulletin, Journal of Asian Economics, Journal of East Asian Economic Integration and the Singapore Economic Review. He is active in U.S.-Asia affairs and is a member of the Board of the U.S. Asia Pacific Council, the International Advisory Group of the PECC Trade Policy Forum, and the International Steering Committee of PAFTAD. He is a former Chair of the U.S. APEC Study Center Consortium. Petri received both his PhD and BA from Harvard University.
Petri's research focuses on international trade, finance, investment and international economic integration, with a recent focus on major trade negotiations in the Asia-Pacific region. His work has been supported by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Health and Human Services, and by the World Bank, the United Nations and major foundations.