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Rawi Abdelal

Rawi Abdelal is the Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management at Harvard Business School and Chair of the MBA Required Curriculum. Abdelal's first book, National Purpose in the World Economy (2001), won the 2002 Shulman Prize as the outstanding book on the international relations of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. He recently completed his second book, Capital Rules (2009), which 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 (2008); Measuring Identity; and Constructing the International Economy (2010). Abdelal is currently at work on The Profits of Power (forthcoming), a book about the geopolitics of energy in Europe and Eurasia.


  • Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School
  • Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University