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Dr Ramon Pacheco Pardo

Dr Ramon Pacheco Pardo

Ramon Pacheco PardoSenior Lecturer in International Relations

Associate, Lau China Institute

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Dr Pacheco Pardo is a Lecturer in the fields of International Relations and International Political Economy. He holds a PhD in International Relations form the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Before he completed an MA in International Relations at the University of New South Wales and a BSc (Honours) in Journalism at the Complutense University in Madrid. Dr Pacheco Pardo also is Committee Member at CSCAP EU and a research associate at LSE IDEAS, the Lau China Institute and the Global Studies Institute in Hong Kong. He has held visiting positions at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Korea University. Dr Pacheco Pardo has been editor of Millennium: Journal of International Studies and sits in the editorial board of Global Studies Journal. Prior to joining King’s he taught at the LSE, Queen Mary University of London and Oxford Brookes University.

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • East Asia’s international relations and political economy
  • Political economy of finance
  • EU-East Asia relations
  • EU foreign policy and political economy

Dr Pacheco Pardo is currently working on three research projects. The first project focuses on East Asia’s financial regionalism post-Global Financial Crisis. The project examines the evolving role of the CMIM and AMRO in the development of a regional financial safety net among ASEAN+3 countries, as well as the relationship between this regional mechanism and global institutions. The second research project Dr Pacheco Pardo is currently working centres on financial liberalisation. Using quantitative methodology, the project examines the reasons why countries take the decision to open their capital accounts and whether financial crises are the result of particular reasons for opening up. The final research project Dr Pacheco Pardo is working on examines contemporary European views of China. Funded by a grant from Tsinghua University Scientific Research Development, this collaborative project examines how European elites and media perceive China as an international actor. For more information on any of these projects, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Pacheco Pardo directly.

For more details, please see Ramon's full research profile.

Selected publications
  • North Korea-US Relations under Kim Jong Il: The Quest for Normalization? (Abingdon: Routledge, 2014).
  • ‘The Bush Administration and North Korea: Explaining Policy Change through Soft Balancing’, Korean Journal of Defense Analysis 26:3 (2014), pp. 333-349.
  • ‘Weak Power Bargaining with China: Mongolia and North Korea in Comparative Perspective’, Journal of Contemporary China 23:90 (2014), pp. 1152-1173 (co-authored with Jeffrey Reeves).
  • ‘EU-China Relations in Financial Governance: Cooperation, Convergence or Competition?’, Asia Europe Journal 12:1-2 (2014), pp. 63-77.
  • ‘The Role of Power in Sino-Mongolia and Sino-DPRK Relations’, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific 13:3 (2013), pp. 449-477 (co-authored with Jeffrey Reeves).

For a complete list of publications, please see Ramon's full research profile.


 Dr Pacheco Pardo currently teaches modules on EU-Asia relations, contemporary Spanish politics, and the foreign policy of Spain. In 2015/16 he will teach modules on EU-Asia relations, the political economy of East Asia, and the political economy of finance. In the past he has taught courses on international political economy, the international relations of the Asia-Pacific, and introduction to politics, among others.

Expertise and public engagement

Dr Pacheco Pardo is a Committee Member of CSCAP EU, a group of European experts on contemporary Asia-Pacific affairs drawn from academia and research institutions, together with relevant officials from the EEAS. The role of CSCAP EU is to provide informed expertise on the region to CSCAP, the Asia-Pacific’s premier track II forum, and for European scholars and policy practitioners to collaborate. In addition, Dr Pacheco Pardo is a frequent media contributor, having been interviewed by Agence France-Presse, Al Jazeera English, Asharq Al-Awsat, BBC, Cadena SER, CNN, Folha de Sao Paulo, France 24, Los Angeles Times, Radio Nacional de España, The Australian, The Times, The Times of India, Thomson Reuters, Voice of America (radio & TV), Voice of Russia (radio & TV), and Xinhua (print & TV), among others. He is also a regular contributor to CNN en Español and Monocle 24. He is happy to talk about East Asian and EU affairs.

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