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Department of Financial & Management Studies (DeFiMS)

Dr Damian Tobin

BA MBS Econ (Limerick) PhD (London)


Damian Tobin
Department of Financial & 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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