Mark Manger

Mark Manger

Director, Master of Global Affairs Program
Associate Professor of Political Economy and Global Affairs




Room 210, 315 Bloor Street West Toronto, Ontario, M5S 0A7



Mark S. Manger (PhD UBC) is Director of the Master of Global Affairs program at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. His prior appointments were Lecturer for International Political Economy at the London School of Economics, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at McGill, and Advanced Research Fellow in the Program on US-Japan Relations at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. His research focuses on the political economy of trade and macroeconomics and the Asia Pacific region.

Research Interests

International political economy
Political economy of the Asia Pacific, especially Japan
Quantitative social network analysis; trade, investment and macroeconomic policy


Ph.D. – Political Science, University of British Columbia (2005)

M.Sc. – Political Science, Second Major Japanese Studies, University of Hamburg (1999)

Selected Publications

Manger, Mark S., and Thomas Sattler. 2016. Mercantilism in a Liberal World Order: The Origins of Persistent Current Account Imbalances. SSRN Scholarly Paper. Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network. Available from <>

Manger, Mark S. 2014. The Economic Logic of Asian PTAs: the Role of Intra-Industry Trade. Journal of East Asian Studies 14 (2): 151–184.

Manger, Mark S. 2006. 日本のFTA戦略の全貌と背景 (The full picture and background of Japan’s FTA strategy). In 東アジア共同体という幻想 (The illusion of an East Asian Community), edited by 中逵啓示, 72–103. 京都: ナカニシヤ出版.

Manger, Mark S. 2009. Investing in Protection: The Politics of Preferential Trade Agreements between North and South. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Manger, Mark S. 2005. Competition and Bilateralism in Trade Policy: the Case of Japan’s Free Trade Agreements. Review of International Political Economy 12 (5): 804–828.


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