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Peter Navarro

Peter Navarro

Peter Navarro is a business professor at the University of California at Irvine. He is the author of the path-breaking management books "The Well-Timed Strategy," and "The Coming China Wars," and the best-selling investment book "If It's Raining in Brazil, Buy Starbucks." His book, "Always a Winner: Finding Your Competitive Advantage in an Up and Down Economy," shows companies how to thrive in the face of economic turbulence.

Navarro's unique and internationally recognized expertise lies in his big-picture application of a highly sophisticated but easily accessible macroeconomic analysis of the international business environment and financial markets for investors and corporate executives.

Navarro's articles have appeared in a wide range of publications, from Business Week, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal to Harvard Business Review, the Sloan Management Review, and the Journal of Business. Navarro is a widely sought after and gifted public speaker. He has appeared frequently on Bloomberg TV and radio, CNN, CNBC, and NPR.

After working for a year in Washington, D.C. as an energy and environmental policy analyst, Navarro received a master's degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University in 1979 and completed his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard in 1986. Having graduated from Tufts University in 1972 with a B.A. Navarro served in the Peace Corps in Southeast Asia from 1973 to 1976.