Robertson is an Assistant Professor in the newly-formed Department of Asian and International Studies at the City University of Hong Kong. His research explores the relationship between the changing global economy and the responses of American firms and policy-makers, developing economies and multinational corporations. His principal research interests lie in the emergence of new international business practices (outsourcing, public and private sector restructuring and private equity funds) and the incorporation of developing countries in the international economy. He is the co-editor of Diplomacy and Developing Nations: Post-Cold War Foreign Policy-Making Structures and Processes (Routledge, 2005) and guest editor of “The Foreign Ministry in Developing Countries and Emerging Market Economies,” a special issue of International Insights, (Vol. 14, 1998). He has an article forthcoming in Review of International Political Economy and an edited volume that will be released in
Palgrave’s International Political Economy series during 2007. He received his PhD from the University of Warwick, before which he worked in the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.