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Department of Financial and Management Studies (DeFiMS)

Dr Damian Tobin

BA MBS Econ (Limerick) PhD (London)


Damian Tobin
Department of Financial and Management Studies (DeFiMS)

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
Email address:
020 7898 4058
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
Office Hours:
Friday 1.30 - 3.30pm
Curriculum Vitae:
Curriculum Vitae (pdf; 5kb)


Programmes Convened
PhD Students supervised
  • Edward Buckingham, Determinants of Chinese Indonesian Entrepreneurship in the Oil Palm Industry

Academic Programme Director: International Management (China) - Distance Learning


  • 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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Available for
Regional Expertise
  • East Asia
Country Expertise
  • China



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.


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

Book Reviews

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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