I have written two books: The People’s Money: How China is building a global currency (Columbia University Press, 2016) and The Cost of Free Money (Yale University Press, 2020). I also regularly write for newspapers and websites, and appear on radio and TV as a commentator on economics. 

I am Professor of International Economics and Chair Advisory Board at the Global Policy Institute at Queen Mary, University of London, and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Bologna. Previously, I was Director of International Economics Research at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) for over ten years. 

I am a non-executive director of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC and BlackRock Greater Europe Investment Trust PLC.

I am the founder and director of Essential Economics, an independent economic research service.

My report for the Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung (FES) – China and the Global Financial Architecture

Read the full report here or the executive summary below


Financial TimesLetter: China is the key to unlock Zambia debt restructuring
Project SyndicateChina’s New Direction
BruegelChina’s role in the global financial architecture
Istituto Affari Internazionali“Britain unchained”: un’economia in subbuglio
Blog PostBook Review: One Currency, Two Markets: China’s Attempt to Internationalize the Renminbi, by Edwin L.-C. Lai.
Project SyndicateThe Big Question: Is Europe Heading for Another Crisis?

You can read a preview of my latest book The Cost of Free Money on Google Books here, which was named one of the Best Economics Books of 2020 by the Financial Times