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Co-Directors

Dr Tat Yan Kong, Reader in Comparative Politics and Development Studies, SOAS University of London. Areas of expertise: Comparative Political Economy (East Asia): varieties of capitalism; socialist to market transitions; Security on the Korean Peninsula, Development Theory

Dr Ramon Pacheco Pardo, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, King's College London. Areas of expertise: international political economy, global financial and economic governance, comparative regionalism, foreign policy and inter-state relations

Steering Committee

Dr Dafydd Fell, Reader in Comparative Politics, SOAS University of London. Areas of expertise: contemporary politics, elections, political parties, democratisation

Dr Charlotte Goodburn, Lecturer in Chinese Politics and Development, King's College London. Areas of expertise: rural-urban migration and urbanisation, comparative development, gender and household dynamics, childhood and intergenerational poverty

Dr Nahee Kang, Lecturer in Political Economy of Emerging Markets, King's College London. Areas of expertise: political economy of development; comparative economic sociology; industrial and corporate change; middle-income trap

Prof Costas Lapavitsas, Professor of Economics, SOAS University of London. Areas of expertise: Theory of banking and finance; history of economic thought; the Japanese financial system

Dr Andy Sumner, Reader in International Development, King's College London. Areas of expertise: poverty, inequality, economic development, industrialisation

Dr Ulrich Volz, Head of Department of Economics, SOAS University of London. Areas of expertise: international finance, open economy macroeconomics, financial market development and stability, development and transition economics

Members

Dr Antonio Andreoni, Lecturer in Economics, SOAS University of London. Areas of expertise: industrial economics and policy, theory of production, capabilities and commons, microeconomics of manufacturing systems

Dr Michael Buehler, Lecturer in Comparative Politics, SOAS University of London. Areas of expertise: state-society relations under democratisation and decentralisation, comparative politics, elections, elites

Dr Eunsuk Hong, Senior Lecturer in International Business & Management (China), SOAS University of London. Areas of expertise: China-specific institutional environment and its implications for the multinational enterprises doing business in China, Chinese economy, spatial interaction of economic activities, location strategies of multinational enterprises, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

Dr Robyn Klingler-Vidra, Lecturer in Political Economy, King's College London. Areas of expertise: venture capital, innovation policy, comparative political economy, equity market development

Dr Natasha Kuhrt, Lecturer in War Studies, King's College London. Areas of expertise: foreign policy, regionalisation and regionalism, nationalism and identity, sovereignty and debates on intervention

Dr Jan Knoerich, Lecturer on the Economy of China, King's College London. Areas of expertise: contemporary economy and society, economic reform, international economic relations, outward foreign direct investment

Dr Yuka Kobayashi, Lecturer in China and International Politics, SOAS University of London. Areas of expertise: climate change, WTO, human rights, rising powers and global governance, international relations of China/Japan.

Dr Nicola Leveringhaus, Lecturer in War Studies (East Asian Security and International Relations), King's College London. Areas of expertise: international relations of Asia; Asian security; Chinese foreign and security policy; nuclear weapons

Dr Dic Lo, Reader in Economics, SOAS University of London. Areas of expertise: globalisation, industrialisation, Soviet-type economic systems and transformation, economic institutions and development

Professor Maleiha Malik, Professor of Law, King's College London. Areas of expertise: Vietnam and ASEAN; Discrimination Law including equality and discrimination law in Vietnam; feminist theory; law and diversity

Dr Naho Mirumachi, Lecturer in Geography, King's College London. Areas of expertise: transboundary water conflict and cooperation, water governance, environmental security, framing of natural resources management

Dr Alessio Patalano, Senior Lecturer in War Studies, King's College London. Areas of expertise: Japanese military history, East Asian security, maritime strategy and security in East Asia, Sino-Japanese relations

Dr Damian Tobin, Lecturer in Chinese Business and Management, SOAS University of LondonAreas of expertise: Hong Kong, China, state-owned enterprises, public economics, renminbi internationalisation

Dr Zhiyuan Simon Tan, Lecturer in Accounting, King's College London. Areas of expertise: management accounting practices, accounting and governmentalities, sell-side financial analysts work

Dr Pierre-Louis Vezina, Lecturer in Economics, King's College London. Areas of expertise: migrant networks and trade, production fragmentation, Dutch disease, foreign direct investment

Dr Angela Huyue Zhang, Lecturer in Competition Law and Trade, King's College London. Areas of expertise: antitrust and competition policy, globalization (particularly issues related to China), finance and bankruptcy, law and economics

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