Peter Rodriguez

Rice University

Dean and Professor of Strategic Management, Jones Graduate School of Business

Peter Rodriguez is dean of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He is an economist and professor and teaches classes on global macroeconomics and economic growth. Peter’s research interests include the interaction of globalization, economic development, and institutions, the consequences of corruption for multinationals and seed-stage finance in emerging markets. Peter was formerly associate dean for International Affairs at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and lead the development and launch of the Global Executive MBA program. He was previously professor and senior associate dean for MBA Programs and chief diversity officer at the Darden School, a Lecturer at Princeton University, and a professor at the Mays School of Business at Texas A&M University. Peter is the recipient of numerous teaching awards from Princeton, Texas A&M and the University of Virginia. Peter serves on the boards of Good Reason Houston, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School, and Texas 2036. Peter holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University and a B.S. in economics from Texas A&M University. He worked for several years as an associate in the Global Energy Group at JP Morgan Chase.

Sessions With Peter Rodriguez

Friday, 5 March

  • 10:15am - 10:45am (CST) / 05/mar/2021 04:15 pm - 05/mar/2021 04:45 pm


    Globalization: Will it survive?

    Panel Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management
    The COVID pandemic illustrated that the world is inextricably interconnected. And the devastation caused by that very interconnectedness has accelerated attacks on globalization. The US-China trade war launched moves to supply chain diversification. Yet still the commercial power of comparative trade advantages sustain pressure to strategize globally. Has the era of globalization shifted to the imperative of de-coupling? Can technology reduce the risks of supply chain management? What happens when transnational forces, from pandemics to economic contagion, do not recognize sovereign borders?