International political economy (Politics of international finance and money)
I am Interim Director of the Melbourne School of Government and Professor of International Relations in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne.
I specialise in the political economy of international money and finance, including their governance among and within countries. Prior to joining UoM in 2012, I was Reader in International Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where I was also Academic Director of the TRIUM Global Executive MBA Programme, an alliance between the LSE, NYU Stern School of Business, and the HEC School of Management (Paris), and Research Associate in the Department of Management at the LSE. Externally, I was a member of the Council of Chatham House, a leading British think-tank of international affairs. I also sat on the editorial board of the Review of International Studies, the house journal of the British International Studies Association, from 2011-2015. Over 1990-1997 I was a Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, and University Lecturer in International Relations at Oxford University. I have been a visiting professor at the University of Melbourne, The Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (Singapore), University of British Columbia, International University of Japan, and the Pacific Council on International Policy (University of Southern California, Los Angeles).
I have a BA(Hons) degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Western Australia and a MPhil and DPhil in International Relations (on international monetary organization) from Oxford University in 1987. I worked in London and New York as an associate in JP Morgan's investment banking division over 1987-90 before I left for academia. I have published articles on the political economy of international finance and investment, on globalization, and on international standards and compliance. My first book was on international monetary relations since 1870 (World Power
I hold an ARC Discovery Grant to investigate the political consequences of financial crises over 2014-16. This is a grant held jointly with Professor Jeffrey Chwieroth of the LSE. I am also part of the Melbourne School of Government Cluster Grant on Asian financial regulatory cooperation with colleagues from Law and the Faculty of Business and Economics. I am also part of an international collaborative project on emerging countries in global economic governance, funded by CIGI and INET, in collaboration with Miles Kahler and Randall Henning at American University, Washington D.C.
I can supervise students with strong research skills in international political economy, especially those with a topic concerning the politics of international finance and its regulation and governance.