Vinod K. Aggarwal is Travers Family Senior Faculty Fellow and Professor in the Travers Department of Political Science, Affiliated Professor at the Haas School of Business, and Director of the Berkeley Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center (BASC) at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal Business and Politics. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.