Kristen Hopewell (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2012) is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia. Her research specializes in international trade, global governance, industrial policy and development, with a focus on emerging powers.
Kristen is the author of Clash of Powers: US-China Rivalry in Global Trade Governance (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming 2020) and Breaking the WTO: How Emerging Powers Disrupted the Neoliberal Project (Stanford University Press, 2016).
Her academic research has appeared in journals such as Review of International Political Economy, Regulation & Governance, International Affairs, Global Environmental Politics and New Political Economy.
Her policy writings have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, Current History and Global Policy, and her analysis has featured in venues such as the BBC, CNN, CGTN, Bloomberg, Reuters, Agence France-Presse, The Chicago Tribune, East Asia Forum, The Indian Express, Latin America Advisor, and Foreign Policy.
Kristen’s research has been supported by a Fulbright Fellowship, a UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Future Research Leaders Grant, the UK Global Research Challenges Fund, US National Science Foundation (NSF), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
Prior to entering academia, she worked as a trade official for the Canadian government and as an investment banker for Morgan Stanley.
Hopewell, Kristen. Forthcoming, 2020. Clash of Powers: US-China Rivalry in Global Trade Governance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Hopewell, Kristen. 2016. Breaking the WTO: How Emerging Powers Disrupted the Neoliberal Project. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
Hopewell, Kristen. 2019. “Power Transitions and Global Trade Governance: The Impact of a Rising China on the Export Credit Regime.” Regulation & Governance. Early View.
Hopewell, Kristen. 2019. “US-China Conflict in Global Trade Governance: The New Politics of Agricultural Subsidies at the WTO.” Review of International Political Economy 26(2): 207-231.
Hopewell, Kristen. 2019. “How Rising Powers Create Governance Gaps: The Case of Export Credit and the Environment.” Global Environmental Politics 19(1): 34-52.
Hopewell, Kristen. 2018. “Recalcitrant Spoiler? Contesting Dominant Accounts of India’s Role in Global Trade Governance.” Third World Quarterly 39(3): 577-593.
Hopewell, Kristen. 2017. “The BRICS – Merely a Fable? Emerging Power Alliances in Global Trade Governance.” International Affairs 93(6): 1377-96.
Hopewell, Kristen. 2017. “When Market Fundamentalism and Industrial Policy Collide: The Tea Party and the US Export-Import Bank.” Review of International Political Economy 24(4): 569-598.
Hopewell, Kristen. 2017. “The Liberal International Economic Order on the Brink.” Current History 116(793): 303-08.
Hopewell, Kristen. 2017. “Invisible Barricades: Civil Society and the Discourse of the WTO.” Globalizations 41(1): 51-65.
Hopewell, Kristen. 2016. “The Accidental Agro-Power: Constructing Comparative Advantage in Brazil.” New Political Economy 21(6): 536-554.
Hopewell, Kristen. 2015. “Multilateral Trade Governance as Social Field: Global Civil Society and the WTO.” Review of International Political Economy. 22(6): 1128-58.
Hopewell, Kristen. 2015. “Different Paths to Power: The Rise of Brazil, India and China at the WTO.” Review of International Political Economy. 22(2): 311-338.
Hopewell, Kristen. 2014. “The Transformation of State-Business Relations in an Emerging Economy: The Case of Brazilian Agribusiness.” Critical Perspectives on International Business 10(4): 291-309. (Special issue on Brazilian corporations and the state.)
Hopewell, Kristen. 2013. “New Protagonists in Global Economic Governance: Brazilian Agribusiness at the WTO.” New Political Economy 18(4): 602-623.
Selected Policy Writings
“The WTO just ruled against China’s agricultural subsidies. Will this translate to a big U.S. win?” The Washington Post, March 2019.
“What is ‘Made in China 2025’ — and why is it a threat to Trump’s trade goals?” The Washington Post, May 2018.
“Why the US Needs the ExIm Bank,” Foreign Affairs, August 2017.
“Reshaping World Trade: The Export Finance of the Emerging Economies,” Commentary, Emerging Global Governance Series, Global Policy, December 2016.
“Rising Powers and the Collapse of the Doha Round,” UN World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) Blog, October 2016.