International political economy (Politics of international finance and money)
I am 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. Here is a video launching my most recent book, The Wealth Effect (Cambridge, 2019), co-authored with Jeffrey Chwieroth at the LSE: http://www.systemicrisk.ac.uk/events/wealth-effect-how-great-expectations-middle-class-have-changed-politics-banking-crises.
Here is a brief explainer of this research (https://voxeu.org/article/satisfying-great-expectations-middle-class)
Here is a related article in The European Journal of International Relations (https://doi.org/10.1177/1354066119843319).
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
I held an ARC Discovery Grant to investigate the political consequences of financial crises over 2014-17 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 monetary and financial governance, funded by CIGI Canada, in collaboration with 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.