Professor Chris Dixon

Deputy Director & Head of GPI Asia

Expertise: Economic and Political Development in East and South East Asia (particularly Thailand and Vietnam). Current research and consultancy include: Transitional Economies; Developmental Role of the State; Rise of the Local State; Reformatting of State Power in Vietnam; Foreign Ownership and Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions; Role of UK-based Accountancy, Law and Insurance in Asia’s Emergent Markets; Regional Integration and Governance in East and South East Asia; Rise of Asia and Global Power Shifts and EU-Asia Relations.

Contact: c.dixon@gpilondon.com

+44 (0)20 7320 1355

Academia: BA (Leicester), MSc (London), PhD (London)

Professional Background:

Position: Professorial Research Fellow and Head of GPI Asia

Economic and Political Development in East and South East Asia (particularly Thailand and Vietnam). Current research and consultancy include: Transitional Economies; Developmental Role of the State; Rise of the Local State;  Reformatting of State Power in Vietnam; Foreign Ownership and Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions; Role of UK-based Accountancy, Law and Insurance in Asia’s Emergent Markets; Regional Integration and Governance in East and South East Asia; Rise of  Asia and Global Power Shifts and EU-Asia Relations.

Selected Publications:

Dixon. C. (2004) ‘Post-crisis restructuring: foreign ownership, corporate resistance and economic nationalism in Thailand’, Journal of Contemporary Southeast Asia, 26: 45-72.

Dixon, C. (2005) ‘State, Society and Political Change’ in McCargo, D (ed), Rethinking Vietnam, Routledge, London, 2004: 15-26.

Dixon, C. (2006) ‘The Liberalisation of Foreign Ownership and Cross-border M&A in South East Asia Since the 1997 Financial Crisis’, Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 15: 5-41.

Dixon, C (2007) Thai Economy’, The Far East and Australasia, Routledge, London: 1165-1176.

Dixon, C. (2008) ‘The Reformatting of the Vietnamese State’, Work, Organization, Labour and Globalisation, 2: 85-102.

Dixon, C. (2009)  ‘The East Asian Miracle’, in Kitchin, R. & Thrift, N. (eds),  International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography, Elsevier, Oxford: 273-279.

Dixon, C. (2009) ‘The Emerging Pacific Asian Economies and the Financial Crisis’, Global Policy Institute, Policy Paper No.9.

Dixon, C. (2009) ‘Global Power Shifts: Challenges and Opportunities for the City of London, in Whimster, S. (ed), The City of London and the Global Financial Crisis, ForumPress, London:187-208.

Dixon, C. (2009) ‘Global Power Shifts and the Financial Crisis’, Global Policy Institute, Policy Paper No.14.

Dixon, C. (2010) ‘The 1997 Crisis, Reform and South East Asian Growth’, in Rajah Rasiah & Johannes Dragsbaek (eds), Political  Economy of Southeast Asia: Development and Social Change, Routledge, London: 103-138.

Dixon, C. (2010), ‘ ASEAN: The Secret of Success’, PWC Trade and Finance, December, PriceWaterhouse Coopers: 16-31.

Dixon, C. (2011) ‘The Contradictions of the CMIM: The Still Birth of an Asian Monetary Fund?’, GPI Policy Paper No.19.

Dixon, C. (2012) ‘ The Roots of Asian Resilience to the financial crisis’, Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies, 2: 374-388.

Dixon, C. (2013) ‘Why have the East Asian emergent economies been so resilient in the face of the global financial crisis?’, Foreign Policy Research Centre Journal, 13 (1): 80-99.

Dixon, C. (2014) ‘The Internationalisation of the Renminbi (Rmb)’, GPI Policy Paper 26.

Dixon, C. (2015) ‘China’s approach to currency internationalisation: Strategy, constraints and prospects for success’, Journal of Self-Governance and Management Economics, 3: 7-25.

Dixon, C. (2015) ‘The New BRICS Bank: Challenging the International Financial Order?’, GPI Policy Paper 28.

Dixon, C. (2016) ‘Why the global financial crisis had so little impact on the banking systems of Emergent East Asia’, Journal of Self-Governance and Management Economics, 4: 28-62.