Research Projects

March 1, 2018

The Political Economy and Legal Aspects of Trade Policy in the Trump Era

With the Brexit referendum, election of Donald Trump, and the continued stasis at the World Trade Organization (WTO), the liberal, rules-based trading order is facing considerable pressure for business and policymakers.[1] These pressures come from structural economic forces, systemic changes in geopolitics, domestic political conflicts in the US and elsewhere, and a rethinking of the […]

October 1, 2017

Comparative Industrial Policy in the Cybersecurity Industry

This conference hosted a series of speakers from universities in the United States, Asia, and Europe to address the question of how governments are responding to the challenges posed by cybersecurity. Specifically, speakers considered how states have sought to build and support their national cybersecurity market using a variety of industrial policy tools. The project […]

November 1, 2016

ICT, Data Localization and Corporate Governance in the 21st Century

The challenges facing companies in the 21st century are significantly different to those faced in the past due in large part to changing technologies in commerce in general and the rise of the Internet as a tool of trade, specifically. Indeed, the Internet has allowed for instantaneous communication for business processes, changed relationships with consumers, […]

April 1, 2016

Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific

Effective disaster management in the Asia-Pacific is becoming a critical issue as the region encounters increasingly frequent and unpredictable natural disasters. According to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), over half of the 226 natural disasters that occurred during 2014 took place in this region, impacting close to […]

April 1, 2015

The Political Economy of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Origins, Evolution, and Implications

The Berkeley APEC Study Center hosted a conference on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)—a trade agreement currently being negotiated between the United States and the European Union. Scholars from Asia, Europe and the United States were invited to present papers and participate in discussions on the likely evolution of the TTIP in the […]

October 1, 2014

Mega-FTAs and the Global Political Economy

Scholars from the U.S., Asia, and Europe explore the dynamics of Mega-FTAs (Free Trade Agreements), with a primary focus on the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Since 1995 we have witnessed a rapid rise in the negotiation of bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), both by major powers such as the US, […]

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