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Faculty Profile: Peter A Petri

Peter A Petri

Carl Shapiro Professor of International Finance in the Brandeis International Business School

international trade and investment, international technological competition, Asia-Pacific economies, US trade policy.

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Peter A. Petri is the Carl J. Shapiro Professor of International Finance in the Brandeis International Business School. From 1994 to 2006 he served as the founding Dean and from 2016 to 2018 as the Interim Dean of the School. He is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and its John L. Thornton China Center (Washington), 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 a 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 US-Asia affairs and is a member of the Board of the U.S. Asia Pacific Council and a former Chair of the U.S. APEC Study Centers Consortium.

Petri's research focuses on international trade, finance, investment and technological competition with a focus on 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.

Harvard University, Ph.D.
Harvard University, B.A.


Awards & Honors:
  • (2015) International Advisory Board, School of Economics Fudan University, Shanghai China
  • (2003 - 1989) Carl Shapiro Chair in International Finance
  • (2002 - 2003) Economic Advisor to the Government of Bulgaria
  • (2002 - 2003) Graduate Prize Fellow
  • (1990 - 1991) Fulbright Research Award (East Asia)
  • (1983) Institute of European Studies Fellowship