Areas of Expertise
International and Comparative Political Economy, Foreign Direct Investment, Business-State Relations
Major- International Relations
Minor- Research Methods
Aparna Ravi is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the George Washington University. She studies international and comparative political economy with a regional focus on South Asia and Latin America. Her research interests include foreign direct investment, business-state relations, and development finance. Her dissertation, titled "Rising Multinationals: The Political Determinants of Outward Investment Policy in Developing Countries" examines the conditions under which developing country governments enact outward investment promotion strategies, leveraging original firm-level data and interviews with government officials and firm managers in India and Brazil. Her research for this project has been supported by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and the GWU Department of Political Science. Aparna's additional research projects look at the relationship between globalization and labor movements in developing countries, with a focus on the garment sector in South Asia.
B.A., International Studies, Emory University
M.A., International Relations, University of Chicago