Kristen Hopewell

I am an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia. My research specializes in international trade, global governance, industrial policy and development, with a focus on emerging powers.

My book, Breaking the WTO: How Emerging Powers Disrupted the Neoliberal Project (Stanford University Press 2016), analyzes the rising power of Brazil, India and China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and their impact on the multilateral trading system. I currently hold an ESRC Future Research Leaders grant to investigate the changing global dynamics of export credit amid contemporary power shifts.

My research has been supported by a Fulbright Fellowship, the UK Global Research Challenges Fund, US National Science Foundation (NSF), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Swiss National Science Foundation, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

My academic research has appeared in journals such as Review of International Political Economy, Regulation & Governance, International Affairs, Global Environmental Politics and New Political Economy. My policy writings have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, Current History and Global Policy, and my analysis has featured in venues such as Foreign Policy, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Chicago Tribune, China Daily, East Asia Forum, The Indian Express, Latin America Advisor and on the BBC.

Prior to entering academia, I worked as a trade official for the Canadian government and as an investment banker for Morgan Stanley.