Alan Trager

Research and Professional Interests

Alan M. Trager is a Senior Research Professor at SAIS. He was previously a member of the faculty and a senior fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). At SAIS, he directs the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Initiative, which includes a variety of teaching, advisory and research activities. He is the Principal Investigator for the “Mapping PPPs Across Countries" project (China and India). He serves as Advisor to the Xicheng District in Beijing, and as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on its Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (Public-Private Partnerships). In 2008-09, he served as a Commissioner of the New York State Commission on State Asset Maximization.

He participates in PPP symposiums, executive programs and workshops from Ankara to Singapore and Beijing. He has been a guest lecturer at the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program in Ho Chi Minh City, at MIT Sloan and numerous conferences at Harvard. He recently was the co-organizer and a speaker at the Johns Hopkins Water Symposium in Washington, DC.

Early in his career, Alan founded and chaired AMT Capital Management, a private investment firm, and created ventures for Morgan Stanley, where he was a managing director. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was manager of planning for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. Alan holds an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Selected Publications:

Thia Jang Ping and Alan M. Trager. Making Public-Private Partnerships Work: Implications for Singapore and the Region. Ethos – Issue 13, June 2014.

Regional Experience:

East Asia - China, India, Brazil, United States

People Categories:

Leadership Committee


SAIS, management, public private partnerships