About

Professor Petri’s research and teaching focus on international trade, finance, investment and technological competition with emphasis on Asia. (The photo above is from the old silk road.) A member of the Brandeis Economics faculty since 1974, he served as the founding Dean of the Brandeis International Business School from 1994 to 2006 and as its Interim Dean from 2016 to 2018. He is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution and a Visiting Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. His consulting assignments have included work with the Asian Development Bank, APEC, OECD, the United Nations and the World Bank. He has held visiting appointments at Fudan University, Keio University and Peking University and various think tanks. His A.B. and Ph.D. degrees are in Economics from Harvard University.

Petri’s recent work has addressed primarily trade agreements under negotiation in the Asia-Pacific region, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and its successor, the CPTPP, the ASEAN-based Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), and other initiatives. Details of this work are 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