Prior to coming to Harvard Business School, Andrea worked at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation at the University of California as the Director of Special Projects. Tasked largely with business and economic development projects, Andrea worked with Professors Steven Spiegel (UCLA) and Eli Berman (UCSD) to manage a Track II, or confidential negotiations program, for individuals throughout the Middle East North Africa region. She also has business experience working in Dubai UAE where she conducted market analysis and designed a 5 year strategy for a pure risk management company.
Andrea holds a Masters degree from Johns Hopkins' School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where she studied international economics and energy policy, as well as a Bachelors degree from Brown University, where she graduated with honors in philosophy of science.
Andrea Hugill's research is an effort to understand how international political forces can shape and are shaped by the forces of business. This work incorporates business strategy, most importantly, but also institutional economics, international business, political economics, finance, governance, and public policy literatures. Andrea provides actionable understanding for both academics and practitioners.