Patricia Nelson

Adjunct Fellow (Non-resident), Japan Chair
Associated Programs: Japan Chair

Patricia Nelson is a visiting fellow with the Japan Chair at CSIS and senior research fellow at the European Institute of Japanese Studies of the Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden). Her specializations include institutional change, foreign direct investment, especially in high-technology sectors, government-business relations, interest group behavior, and international trade. In these areas, she has authored over 30 scholarly and policy-oriented articles and book chapters and is an accomplished public speaker (Toastmaster). Her current research focuses on the prospects for trade agreements with Japan, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, and on the structure and function of business interest groups in a comparative context. Dr. Nelson holds a Ph.D. from the University of Warwick in international political economy, an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a B.A. from the University of Virginia. Previously, she was advanced research fellow at the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations at Harvard University and a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science postdoctoral fellow affiliated with Hitotsubashi University. Previous appointments include the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, the University of Edinburgh Business School, Seijo University, Sophia University, and Keio University.

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