I am an Assistant Professor of Transnational Governance at the University of Amsterdam. From 2016-2019 I am also an ESRC FRL Fellow at the University of Warwick.
I work primarily within the disciplines of international political economy and economic sociology, with research interests in global financial governance, Chinese political economy, and the evolving nature of power in the global economy.
I hold a DPhil from the University of Oxford, where I was the Wai Seng Senior Research Scholar in Asia-Pacific Studies. Welcome!
7 April - 12 May 2019
I was a visiting fellow at the Fudan Development Institute at Fudan University in Shanghai, completing research on digital financial inclusion and regulation in China.
27-30 March 2019
Presented two papers at the International Studies Association Annual Conference in Toronto: ‘Financializing authoritarian capitalism’ and ‘From shadow banking to digital financial inclusion’.
25-26 March 2019
Co-convened the workshop ‘Re-conceptualizing markets’ with Pascale Massot at the University of Ottawa.
31 January 2019
‘Not just another shadow bank: Chinese authoritarian capitalism and the ‘developmental’ promise of digital financial innovation’ was published in New Political Economy.
12 December 2018
Presented paper ‘Chinese fintech and the politics of authoritarian financialization’ at the CORPNET symposium ‘Economic power in an age of globalization’ at the University of Amsterdam.
29 June 2018
Presented paper 'RMB Transnationalization and the Infrastructural Power of International Financial Centres' at the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics Annual Conference in Kyoto.
8 May 2018
'Tailoring for Development: China's Post-Crisis Influence in Global Financial Governance' (with Peter Knaack and Jiajun Xu) published online in Global Policy
18 May 2018
Presented paper 'Chinese authoritarian capitalism and the role of economic ideology in global monetary transition: A pilot Q-study' at the workshop 'Monetary conflict and disorder in an era of uncertainty' at Cornell University.
2 May 2018
Presented paper 'Chinese authoritarian capitalism and the role of economic ideology in global monetary transition: A pilot Q-study' at the Hertie School of Governance.
6 April 2018
Presented a paper with Jeremy Green 'Making Global Green Finance? Sino-UK Financial Cooperation, Green Bonds, and the Belt and Road Initiative at the ISA Annual Conference in San Francisco.
Cover image: Fishing boats outside Lianyungang in Shandong Province, 2010
© 2010 Julian Gruin