Thomas Pugel

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Thomas A. Pugel is the Vice Dean of Executive Programs and a professor of economics and global business at New York University Stern School of Business. He teaches courses in the economics of global business and the economic analysis of firms and markets. Pugel's primary research is competition and multinationals, foreign direct investments, international economics, international industrial competition, and international trade. [1]

New York University private research university in New York, NY, United States

New York University (NYU) is a private research university spread throughout the world. Founded in 1831, NYU's historical campus is in Greenwich Village, New York City. As a global university, students can graduate from its degree-granting campuses in NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai, as well as study at its 12 academic centers in Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington, D.C.

A foreign direct investment (FDI) is an investment in the form of a controlling ownership in a business in one country by an entity based in another country. It is thus distinguished from a foreign portfolio investment by a notion of direct control.

International economics is concerned with the effects upon economic activity from international differences in productive resources and consumer preferences and the international institutions that affect them. It seeks to explain the patterns and consequences of transactions and interactions between the inhabitants of different countries, including trade, investment and migration.

Biography

Pugel served as Academic Director of Stern's Langone MBA Program from 2004–2008, as Vice Dean for Faculty from 1994–1998, and as chairperson of the International Business Area from 1990–1994 and 1998–2003. He was Visiting Professor at the School of International Politics, Economics and Business at Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan, from 1985–1986; in 1983 he was a member of the U.S. Faculty of the National Center for Industrial Science and Technology Management Development at Dalian, Peoples Republic of China; and in 1980 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Aoyama Gakuin University private university in Tokyo, Japan

Aoyama Gakuin University is a private university in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Originally established in 1874 by missionaries from the Methodist Episcopal Church, it was reconfigured in its current form in 1949 as part of Aoyama Gakuin. Aoyama Gakuin University celebrated its 140-year anniversary in 2014 and is one of Japan's oldest higher education facilities.

Pugel has served as a research consultant to a number of U.S. government agencies, international organizations, and business organizations. Included among these are JP Morgan, Citicorp, Chrysler Corporation, the Federal Trade Commission, the United States Congress Joint Economic Committee and the United Nations. [2]

Federal Trade Commission Government agency

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1914 by the Federal Trade Commission Act. Its principal mission is the promotion of consumer protection and the elimination and prevention of anticompetitive business practices, such as coercive monopoly. It is headquartered in the Federal Trade Commission Building in Washington, D.C.

United States Congress Joint Economic Committee

The Joint Economic Committee (JEC) is one of four standing joint committees of the U.S. Congress. The committee was established as a part of the Employment Act of 1946, which deemed the committee responsible for reporting the current economic condition of the United States and for making suggestions for improvement to the economy. The JEC is chaired by Senator Mike Lee of Utah.

United Nations Intergovernmental organization

The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that was tasked to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international co-operation and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. The headquarters of the UN is in Manhattan, New York City, and is subject to extraterritoriality. Further main offices are situated in Geneva, Nairobi, and Vienna. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, protecting human rights, delivering humanitarian aid, promoting sustainable development and upholding international law. The UN is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. In 24 October 1945, at the end of World War II, the organization was established with the aim of preventing future wars. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193. The UN is the successor of the ineffective League of Nations.

Books and Publications

Pugel has published a number of books, along with numerous articles in professional journals and chapters in books. [3] He has also been published in many journals including Review of Economics and Statistics , Journal of International Economics, and Harvard International Review . [4]

The Harvard International Review is a quarterly journal and website of international relations published by the Harvard International Relations Council at Harvard University. The 'HIR' offers commentary on global developments in politics, economics, business, science, technology, and culture, as well as interviews with prominent global leaders and reviews of books and documentaries.

Education

Professor Pugel received his BA in economics from Michigan State University. He received his PhD in economics from Harvard. [5]

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