Rawi Abdelal is the Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management at Harvard Business School and the director of Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.
Abdelal's primary expertise is international political economy, and his research focuses on the politics of globalization and the political economy of Eurasia. Abdelal's first book, National Purpose in the World Economy, won the 2002 Shulman Prize as the outstanding book on the international relations of eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. His second book, Capital Rules, explains the evolution of the social norms and legal rules of the international financial system. Abdelal has also edited or co-edited three books: The Rules of Globalization, a collection of Harvard Business School cases on international business; Measuring Identity; and Constructing the International Economy.
Abdelal is currently at work on two projects. One project, The Fragile State of the World, explores the inter-related challenges, that undermined the first era of globalization, circa 1870-1914, and which threaten to destroy the current age of global capitalism. The second project, The Profits of Power, explores the geopolitics of energy in Europe and Eurasia.
Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School