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Peter Knaack Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SIS Faculty

PhD International Relations, University of Southern California

MA Economics, University of Southern California

MA International Relations and Negotiations, FLACSO and San Andres, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

MA and BA Communications, University of Leipzig (Germany)

Languages Spoken
Chinese (普通话),
Book Currently Reading
Paul Tucker (2018). Unelected Power. Princeton UP.
Dr. Knaack is an Adjunct Professorial Lecturer at SIS. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Global Economic Governance Programme, University of Oxford, and at the Center for Sustainable Finance, SOAS London. His research concentrates on the international political economy of finance, in particular financial inclusion, green digital finance, technology, and regulation. Peter's regional focus is on the political economy of financial development in China.
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

Steward, F., Davis, R.M. and P. Knaack (2021).Pension Funds and Financial Repression. World Bank EFI Insight.

Knaack, P. and Gruin, J. (2020). From shadow banking to digital financial inclusion: China’s rise and the politics of epistemic contestation within the Financial Stability Board. Review of International Political Economy.

Volz, U., P. Knaack, J. Nyman, L. Ramos & J. Moling (2020). Inclusive Green Finance: From Concept to Practice. Alliance for Financial Inclusion and SOAS, University of London.

Knaack, P. (2020): Bolivia: Pulling in two directions - the developmental state and Basel standards. In Jones (ed), The Political Economy of Bank Regulation in Developing Countries. OUP.

Knaack P., Miller M. & Stewart F. (2020): Reverse Mortgages, Financial Inclusion, and Economic Development : Potential Benefit and Risks. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper.

Jones, E. and Knaack, P. (2019). Global financial regulation: shortcomings and reform options. Global Policy, 10 (2), 193-206.

Gruin, J. and Knaack, P. (2019). Not just another shadow bank: Chinese authoritarian capitalism and the ‘developmental’ promise of digital financial innovation. New Political Economy, 1-18.

Gruin, J., Knaack, P. and Xu, J. (2018). Tailoring for Development: China’s Post-Crisis Influence in Global Financial Governance. Global Policy, 9(4), 467-478.

Knaack, P. (2017). An Unlikely Champion of Global Finance: Why is China Exceeding International Banking Standards? Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 46(2), 41–79.

Knaack, P. (2015). Innovation and Deadlock in Global Financial Governance: Transatlantic Coordination Failure in OTC Derivatives Regulation. Review of International Political Economy, 22(6), 1217-1248.

Knaack, P. and S. Katada (2013). Fault Lines and Issue Linkages at the G20: New Challenges for Global Economic Governance. Global Policy, 4(3), 236–246.

Bouzas, R. and P. Knaack (2009). The Inter-American Development Bank and Half a Century of Regional Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean. Integration & Trade, 13, 15-26.