Centre for Sustainable Finance

Dr Peter Knaack

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Centre for Sustainable Finance Research Associate


Dr Peter Knaack is a Research Associate at the Centre for Sustainable Finance at SOAS, University of London and Adjunct Professor at the School of International Service, American University. Peter is also a senior research associate at the Global Economic Governance Programme at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on global financial governance. He has worked and published on inclusive green finance, transatlantic coordination failure in derivatives regulation, the political economy of global banking regulation, China’s role in global financial governance, and the growing tension between nation-states and transgovernmental networks over the authority to govern cross-border economic activity. Peter graduated from the University of Southern California with degrees in Economics and International Relations. His doctoral research examined the gap between the financial regulatory reform commitments made by G20 leaders in the wake of the global financial crisis and the reality of their implementation.