SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

Damian Tobin

BA MBS Econ (Limerick) PhD (London)
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Damian Tobin
School of Finance and Management

Lecturer in Chinese Business and Management

SOAS China Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute

Centre for Financial and Management Studies (CeFiMS)

Programme Director: International Management (China)

Dr Damian Tobin
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020 7898 4058
SOAS University of London
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Monday 2 - 4
Curriculum Vitae:
Curriculum Vitae (pdf; 5kb)



  • Hong Kong's financial system, especially Chinese banks and their management
  • Renminbi internationalisation, bank reform and monetary policy in China
  • Economic modernisation, the State and living standards in China
  • Management reforms, especially in the oil sector


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  • East Asia
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  • China


Journal Articles

Tobin, Damian (2015) 'Continuity and Pragmatism: How Chinese State-Owned Banks adapted to Hong Kong’s Free Market (1949-1978).' Journal of Contemporary Asia. pp. 1-36. (In Press)

Tobin, Damian (2013) 'Renminbi internationalisation: precedents and implications.' Journal of Chinese Economic & Business Studies, 11 (2). pp. 81-99.

Tobin, Damian (2013) 'The renminbi as an international currency: the next instalment of China’s economic reforms.' Journal of Chinese Economic & Business Studies, 11 (2). p. 79.

Tobin, Damian (2012) 'Pricing Reforms and Capacity Constraints in China’s Petrochemical Sector.' Oxford Energy Forum (88). pp. 15-16.

Tobin, Damian (2012) 'The Anglo-Saxon paradox: corporate governance best practices and the reform deficit in China's banking sector.' Journal of Chinese Economic & Business Studies, 10 (2). pp. 147-168.

Tobin, Damian (2011) 'Austerity and Moral Compromise: Lessons from the Development of China’s Banking System.' World Development, 39 (5). pp. 700-711.

Tobin, Damian and Sun, Laixiang (2009) 'International Listing as a Means to Mobilize the Benefits of Financial Globalization: Micro-Level Evidence from China.' World Development, 37 (4). pp. 825-838.

Tobin, Damian and Singh, Shikha (2008) 'International Best Practices, Domestic Constraints and International Listing: Evidence from China’s State Banking Sector.' Journal of Chinese Economic & Business Studies, 6 (4). pp. 341-361.

Tobin, Damian (2008) 'From Maoist Self-Reliance to International Oil Consumer: A Resource-Based Appraisal of the Challenges Facing China’s Petrochemical Sector.' Journal of Chinese Economic & Business Studies, 6 (4). pp. 363-383.

Tobin, Damian (2005) 'Corporate Governance and the Challenges of Economic Transition: The Case of Shanghai Petrochemical Company.' Asian Case Research Journal, 9 (1). pp. 117-144.

Tobin, Damien (2005) 'Economic Liberalization, the Changing Role of the State and "Wagner's Law": China's Development Experience since 1978.' World Development, 33 (5). pp. 729-43.

Tobin, Damian and Sun, Laixiang (2005) 'International Listing as a Mechanism of Commitment to More Credible Corporate Governance Practices: the Case of the Bank of China (Hong Kong).' Corporate Governance: An International Review, 13 (1). pp. 81-91.

Working Papers / Reports

Tobin, Damian Renminbi Internationalisation: Precedents and Implications. (Forthcoming)

Book Reviews

Tobin , Damian (2016) 'Review of 'Reforms in China’s Monetary Policy: A Frontbencher’ s Perspective' by SUN GUOFENG.' The China Quarterly, 225 (March). pp. 261-262.

Tobin, Damian (2008) 'Review of Kellee S. Tsai 'Capitalism without Democracy: The Private Sector in Contemporary China'.' Asian Affairs, 39 (2). pp. 310-325.

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