Jikon Lai is a Lecturer in International Relations at The University of Melbourne. He graduated with a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Australian National University (ANU). He had previously studied at the University of Oxford where he obtained an M.Phil. in International Relations; and the London School of Economics and Political Science, finishing with a B.Sc. in Economics (First Class).
Jikon’s broad research interests include international political economy, the politics of global finance, the political economy of East Asian countries, and issues of economic governance and economic development. He is author of a book on the evolution of financial sectors in East Asia entitled Financial Crisis and Institutional Change in East Asia that was published by Palgrave Macmillan in July 2012. Jikon has also published in the Asia Europe Journal and the Journal of the Asia-Pacific Economy. His current research focus is on the politics of global Islamic finance.
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