About

Lai Chong’s amazing 1926 panorama of Shanghai, taken from Pudong. A sad era in history left spectacular architecture and a great city behind.

Professor Petri’s research and teaching focus on international trade, finance, investment and technological competition with emphasis on Asia. He was the founding Dean of the Brandeis International Business School from 1994 to 2006 and its Interim Dean from 2016 to 2018. He is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution and a Visiting Fellow of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He has consulted for the Asian Development Bank, APEC, OECD, the United Nations and the World Bank, and has held visiting appointments at Fudan University, Keio University and Peking University. His A.B. and Ph.D. degrees are in Economics from Harvard University.

Petri’s recent work covers commercial policy in the Asia-Pacific region, including technological rivalry between China and the United States, and trade agreements such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), and other initiatives. This work is reported on the website: www.asiapacifictrade.org.

Office: Sachar 203
Telephone:  (1) 781-736-2256, Fax: (1) 781-736-2269
Address: MS032 IBS, Brandeis University, Waltham MA 02454
Assistant: Lauren Hasselriis-Ghom (1) 781-736-4857
Email: ppetri at brandeis.edu