People in the Department
Vinod K. Aggarwal
Professor of Political Science & Director of Berkeley APEC Study Center
Groups: International Relations
Vinod (Vinnie) Aggarwal is a professor in the Department of Political Science and the Business and Public Policy group in the Haas School of Business, and Director of the Berkeley Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center (BASC) at the University of California at Berkeley. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Business and Politics, and Co-Chair of the U.S. Consortium of APEC Study Centers. From 1991-1994, he chaired the Political Economy of Industrial Societies Program at UC Berkeley.
Dr. Aggarwal received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his M.A. and Ph.D. with a focus on international political economy from Stanford University. He has held fellowships from the Brookings Institution, Rockefeller Foundation, Council on Foreign Relations, East-West Center, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and he currently holds an Abe Fellowship from the Japan Foundation for 2008-2009. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, the University of Geneva’s IOMBA program, INSEAD, Yonsei University, and Bocconi University. He is also a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and founding member of the U.S. Asia Pacific Council.
Dr. Aggarwal consults regularly with multinational corporations on strategy, trade policy, and international negotiations, including Russell Investments, the Investment Management Consultants Association, Cisco, Statoil, ING Clarion, Hewlett Packard, Qualcomm, Herman Miller, Italcementi, ARCO, and Nestle. He has been a consultant to the Mexican Government, the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Defense Department, U.S. State Department, World Trade Organization, OECD, the Group of Thirty, IFAD, the International Labor Organization, ASEAN, and the World Bank. In 1990, he was Special Adviser on Trade Negotiations to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and has worked with the APEC Eminent Persons Group. In 1997, he won the Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award at the Haas School of Business for PhD teaching; in 2003 he was first runner up for the Cheit Award for MBA teaching and won first place for the MBA program in 2005.
His authored books include Liberal Protectionism, International Debt Threat, Debt Games, Le Renseignement Stratégique d'Entreprise, Une Nouvelle Approche des Phénomènes Sociaux, and he has edited Institutional Designs for a Complex World, Asia-Pacific Crossroads, Winning in Asia: European Style, Winning in Asia: Japanese Style, Winning in Asia: U.S. Style, Sovereign Debt Management, European Union Trade Strategies, The Strategic Dynamics of Latin American Trade, Bilateral Trade Agreements in the Asia Pacific, and Asia’s New Institutional Architecture. His newest book is Northeast Asia: Ripe for Integration? Prof. Aggarwal has also published over 70 articles and book chapters on the politics of trade and finance. His current research examines comparative regionalism in Europe, North America, and Asia with a focus on implications for the international system and multinational corporations. Dr. Aggarwal speaks five languages. He was born in Seattle, Washington.
International Political Economy, Comparative Regionalism, Business and Politics
B.A., University of Michigan, M.A., Stanford University, Ph.D., Stanford University
Une Nouvelle Approche des Phénomènes Sociaux: Les Horloges Sociales, (with Pierre Allan and Daniel Lachat), Paris: L'Harmattan, 1997).
Le Renseignement Stratégique D'entreprise, (with Pierre Allan and Daniel Lachat), (Paris: L'Harmattan), 1997.
Debt Games: Strategic Interaction in International Debt Rescheduling (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996).
International Debt Threat: Bargaining Among Creditors and Debtors in the 1980s (Berkeley: Institute of International Studies, 1987).
Liberal Protectionism: The International Politics of Organized Textile Trade (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985).
The Evolution of East Asian Regionalism: Ideas, Interests, and Domestic Institutions (with Seungjoo Lee) (New York: Springer, forthcoming).
Northeast Asia: Ripe for Integration? (with Min Gyo Koo, Seungjoo Lee, and Chung-in Moon) (New York: Springer, 2008).
Asia’s New Institutional Architecture: Evolving Structures for Managing Trade, Financial, and Security Relations (with Min Gyo Koo) (New York: Springer 2007).
Bilateral Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific (with Shujiro Urata) (London: Routledge, 2006).
European Union Trade Strategies: Between Globalism and Regionalism (with Edward Fogarty), (London: Palgrave, 2004).
The Strategic Dynamics of Latin American Trade (with Ralph Espach and Joseph Tulchin), (Woodrow Wilson Press and Stanford University Press, 2004).
Winning in Asia, U.S. Style: Market and Nonmarket Strategies for Success, (New York: Palgrave, 2003).
Sovereign Debt: Origins, Management, and Restructuring, (with Brigitte Granville) (London: RIIA, 2003).
Winning in Asia, Japanese Style: Market and Nonmarket Strategies for Success, (with Shujiro Urata), (New York: Palgrave, 2002). Translated into Japanese and published by Waseda University Press, 2004.
Winning in Asia, European Style: Market and Nonmarket Strategies for Success, (New York: Palgrave, 2001).
Asia-Pacific Crossroads: Regime Creation and the Future of APEC, (with Charles Morrison), (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998).
Institutional Designs for a Complex World: Bargaining, Linkages, and Nesting (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998).