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Rawi E. Abdelal

Faculty Associate


Rawi E. Abdelal

Rawi Abdelal is the Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management at Harvard Business School and the Emma Bloomberg co-chair at the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.

Formerly, Abdelal was the director of Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. His 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.


  • Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School
  • Emma Bloomberg Co-chair, Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative
  • Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University