BA(Hons) (ANU), MA, PhD (Duke University)
Political science

Geoffrey Garrett is Dean, Reliance Professor of Management and Private Enterprise, and Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Garrett was a member of the Wharton faculty in the Management Department from 1995 to 1997. Prior to his return to Penn, Dr. Garrett held several academic appointments. He was the founding CEO of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, and he later served as Dean of its Business School. Prior to returning to his native Australia, Dr. Garrett was President of the Pacific Council on International Policy in Los Angeles and Dean of the UCLA International Institute. Most recently he served as Dean of the Business School at UNSW Australia.

Named one of Australia’s 'Top 50 Most Influential People in Education 2012' and a highly cited political economist, Dr. Garrett has held continuing academic appointments at Oxford, Stanford and Yale universities. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences, a Trustee of the Asia Foundation in San Francisco, a Member of the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations, and he serves on the Editorial Board of Global Policy.

Dr. Garrett is a well-respected commentator on global business, economics and politics in major media outlets, such as the Los Angeles Times, China’s Global Times, Le Monde, The Times of India, and South China Morning Post. Additionally, he was a speaker at TEDx Sydney and has contributed to Foreign Affairs.

His academic publications include 'Partisan Politics in the Global Economy,' 'The Global Diffusion of Markets and Democracy,' and 'The Encyclopedia of Political Science.' Dr. Garrett has led C-suite executive education programs on the global economy for Columbia, Stanford, UCLA and Wharton, and in Australia he developed thought-leadership collaborations with companies, including Chevron, Dow Chemical, GE and News Corporation.

Dr. Garrett holds a BA (Honors) from the Australian National University, and an MA and PhD from Duke University where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

Main Teaching, Research or Administrative Posts

  • Dean, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (2014 - )
  • Dean, UNSW Australia Business School (2013 - 2014)
  • Dean, University of Sydney Business School (2012 - 2013)
  • CEO, United States Studies Centre (2008 - 2012)
  • President, Pacific Council on International Policy (2005 - 2008)
  • Professor of International Relations, Business Administration, Communication and Law, University of Southern California (2005 - 2009)
  • Dean, UCLA International Institute and Vice Provost, International Studies, UCLA (2001 - 2005)
  • Professor of Political Science, Yale University (1997 - 2001)
  • Associate Professor of Management, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1995 - 1997)
  • Assistant to Full Professor of Political Science, Stanford University (1988 - 1997)
  • Fellow in Politics, University College, Oxford University (1986 - 1988)

Fellowships, Honorary Memberships, Special Awards

  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations (2008)
  • Fellow, Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Study, European University Institute (2000 - 2001)
  • Fellow, Russell Sage Foundation (1999 - 2000)
  • Visiting Fellow, Juan March Institute, Madrid (1998)
  • National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanfard University (1993 - 1994)
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioural Sciences, Stanford (1991 - 1992)
  • Visiting Fellow, Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin (1990 - 1993)
  • Fulbright Scholar (1981 - 1986)

James Alt, Simone Chambers, Geoffrey Garrett, Margaret Levi and Paula McClain (eds) (2010), The Encyclopedia of Political Science. Washington DC: Congressional Quarterly Press

Frank Dobbin, Geoffrey Garrett and Beth Simmons (eds) (2008), The Global Diffusion of Democracy and Markets. New York: Cambridge University Press

Geoffrey Garrett (2010), G-2 in G-20: China and the US after the global financial crisis, in Global Policy 1(1): 29-39

Geoffrey Garrett and George Tsebelis (2001), The Institutional Foundations of Intergovernmentalism and Supranationalism in the European Union, in International Organization 55(2): 357 - 390

Geoffrey Garrett (1998), Global Markets and National Politics: Collision Course or Virtuous Circle?, in International Organization 52(4): 149 - 176

Geoffrey Garrett (1998), Partisan Politics in the Global Economy. New York: Cambridge University Press