Associate Professor of International Political Economy
I joined PAIS in August 2011 and am now Associate Professor of International Political Economy. My research interests are concentrated in the broad areas of the political economy of finance and Southeast Asian politics. Conceptually, this includes the relationship between finance and development, financialisation and the politics of debt, alternative globalisations and the disciplinary parameters and spatial location of contemporary IPE, to name just a few of my interests. Substantively, my work so far has concentrated on both the theories and common senses that underpin financial policymaking, the question of how this leads to institutional change (in particular the expansion of capital markets) and the socio-economic implications of these changes. I have focused on developments in the Southeast Asia region. Currently, I am working on a range of projects that explore the relationship between financial system change and development, trajectories of emerging market debt and the emergence of Islamic finance. I am also broadening my research agenda to look at other Islamic economies such as halal foods, tourism and fashion and how they are governed.
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