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BA Waterloo, MA Dalhousie, PhD Warwick

Associate Professor; Knowledge Transfer Coodinator

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Contact Information

Office: YEUNG-Y7713
Phone: 3442-6301
Fax: 3442-0180
Email: justin.robertson@cityu.edu.hk
Personal CV: Personal CV
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Research Interests

  • International Political Economy
  • Firms as Actors
  • US International Economic Relations
  • The Foreign-Domestic Divide in Emerging Markets


  • International Political Economy
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Asia and the World

Recent Research Projects

  • "New" Finance in Emerging Markets (hedge funds, private equity funds, offshore, leverage)
  • Financial Returnees in East Asia
  • Interrogating 'Green' Bonds and 'Green' ETFs

Publications (Selected List)

  • "Replica Localization in East Asia: The Case of the Asian Hedge Fund Industry" Globalizations, Vol. 15, No. 3 (2018) pp. 407-421.
  • "Emergent New Finance: Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds in East Asia" Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, Vol. 22, No. 4 (2017) pp. 626-646.
  • Localizing Global Finance: The Rise of Western-Style Private Equity in China, London: Macmillan, Palgrave (2015).
  • “On the National Production of Global Elites: The Rise of a French Trained Global Elite in Financial Derivatives” International Political Sociology, Vol. 8. No. 3 (2014) pp. 275-292.
  • "Financial Returnees as New Agents in East Asia: The Case of Korean Private Equity Funds" New Political Economy, Vol. 18, No. 5 (2013) pp. 579-602.
  • "New Capitalist Processes, Interdependence and the Asia-US Private Equity Relationship" The Pacific Review, Vol. 25, No. 5 (2012) pp. 637-659.
  • "Private Equity Funds and Asian Political Economy: DomesticPrivate Equity Funds as New Actors," Asian Survey, Vol. 50, No. 2 (2010) pp. 356-377.
  • "Global Monitor: Private Equity Funds," New Political Economy, Vol. 14. No. 4 (2009) pp. 545-555.
  • US-Asia Economic Relations: A Political Economy of Crisis and the Rise of New Business Actors , London: Routledge, 2008.
  • (ed) Power and Politics After Financial Crises: Rethinking Foreign Opportunism in Emerging Markets (Houndmills: Palgrave International Political Economy Series, 2007).
  • "Reconsidering American Interests in Emerging Market Crises: An Unanticipated Outcome to the Asian Financial Crisis,"Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2007) pp. 276-305.