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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  • 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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Tobin, Damian (2018) 'Technical Self-Sufficiency, Pricing Independence: A Penrosean perspective on China’s Emergence as a Major Oil Refiner since the 1960s'. Business History, pp 1-22.

Tobin, Damian (2016) 'Continuity and Pragmatism: How Chinese State-Owned Banks adapted to Hong Kong’s Free Market (1949-1978)'. Journal of Contemporary Asia, (46) 2, pp 267-285.

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, pp 79-79.

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.

Monographs and Working Papers

Tobin, Damien and Volz, Ulrich (2018) The Development and Transformation of the People’s Republic of China’s Financial System. Tokyo: ADBI Working Paper Series No. 825.

Tobin, Damian (2012) Renminbi Internationalisation: Precedents and Implications. . [Forthcoming]

Tobin, Damian (2010) Government Policy and the Banking Crisis: Vindicated, Misled or Flying Blind?. Dublin: TASC: Think-tank for Action on Social Change.

Tobin, Damian (2010) A Crisis of Ethics: Moral Hazard and Banking Regulation in Ireland. Dublin: TASC: Think-tank for Action on Social Change.

Conference Items

Tobin, Damian (2008) 'Creating Order in the Absence of Formal Regulations and Law: a Historical perspective on Corporate Governance and the Joint Stock Company' In: ESRC Seminar on the Political Economy of Corporate Governance, 4th April 2008, Queens University Belfast. [Unpublished]

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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