Patricia Nelson is Senior Research Fellow, European Institute of Japanese Studies Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden) and Adjunct Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.). Her specializations include institutional change, foreign direct investment (especially in high technology sectors), government-business relations, interest group behavior, and international trade. Patricia has published more than 30 scholarly and policy-oriented articles and book chapters in these areas and is an accomplished public speaker, having spoken at more than 50 events.
Patricia’s current research focuses on the prospects for trade agreements with Japan including the CP-TPP and the EU-Japan EPA, and on the structure and function of business interest groups in a comparative context. Nelson holds a PhD in international political economy from the University of Warwick, where she studied with Susan Strange, a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.
Previously, Patricia was Advanced Research Fellow at the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations at Harvard University, and a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science post-doctoral fellow at Hitotsubashi University (Japan). Previous appointments in the U.S., U.K. and Japan include the Josef Korbel School of International Studies (U.S.), the University of Edinburgh Business School (Scotland), Seijo University (Japan), Sophia University (Japan), and Keio University (Japan).