Arvid Lukauskas

Executive Director, Picker Center for Executive Education, MPA in Economic Policy Management; Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs at School of International and Public Affairs


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School of International and Public Affairs

Arvid Lukauskas is the executive director of the Picker Center for Executive Education and the MPA in Economic Policy Management (MPA-EPM) program at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.  He also directs SIPA’s summer program offered in collaboration with the School of Continuing Education.

Lukauskas teaches and conducts research on international and comparative political economy, with a focus on the political economy of finance and trade policy.  His books are the Handbook of Trade Policy for Development, edited with R. Stern and G. Zanini (Oxford University Press, 2013); The Political Economy of the East Asian Crisis and its Aftermath, edited with F. Rivera-Batíz (Edward Elgar 2001); and Regulating Finance: The Political Economy of Spanish Financial Policy from Franco to Democracy (University of Michigan 1997).  His articles have appeared in various scholarly journals, including Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, International Studies Quarterly, Japanese Journal of Political Science and Review of International Political Economy.  He is currently working on a book-length project examining the links between economic and social development in East Asia.

Through the Picker Center, Lukauskas has helped develop or direct a number of major executive training programs in Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Republic of Georgia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, and Thailand as well as for UNDP and the World Bank.  He was the principal investigator for a four-year USAID grant, in conjunction with the East-West Management Institute, to develop educational capacity in the Republic of Georgia.  He has served as a consultant to UNDP and the World Bank Institute.

Lukauskas received a BA from University of Wisconsin, Madison, an MPA from University of Oklahoma, and his PhD from University of Pennsylvania.


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • MPA, University of Oklahoma
  • BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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