Research Projects

[descriptions coming soon]

Financialization under state capitalism: A comparative analysis of states and capital markets in emerging economies
German Research Foundation (DFG), Goethe University Frankfurt
investigators: A. Nölke, K. Koddenbrock and J. Petry (PI) (project-no.: NO 855/7-1; 2020-2024)

With the increasing financialization of emerging markets, the link between capital markets and the economic systems they are embedded in requires closer scrutiny. By situating capital markets within state capitalism, this research project proposes a theory-led comparative analysis of financialization processes across emerging markets that explores whether capital markets in state capitalist economies function differently, fulfil a different socio-economic role, and lead to different societal outcomes than ‘global’ capital markets. To achieve this objective, the project conducts a comparative institutional analysis of capital markets and their development in six increasingly financialised state-capitalist economies: Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa and South Korea (BRICSS).


Playing hardball: Impacts of European regulatory externalization on Asia’s capital markets
Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, Education University of Hong Kong
investigators: LI Yu Wai Vic (PI), Hyoung-Kyu Chey and J. Petry (2020-2022)

Capital markets, Chinese state capitalism & the liberal global financial order
IRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the SCRIPTS Centre of Excellence, Freie Universität Berlin (2020-2021)
mentor: Mark Hallerberg (Hertie School)

Steering capital: the international political economy of index providers
Research project funded by the CORPNET ERC Starting Grant and the PetGov Research Group, University of Amsterdam (2019-2020)
investigators: Jan Fichtner, Eelke Heemskerk & Johannes Petry

Pathway to instability? Capital markets with Chinese characteristics
PhD Doctoral Fellowship by the Economic Social Research Council and Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick (2016-2020)
supervisors: Timothy J. Sinclair and Lena Rethel (Warwick)