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Darryl S.L. Jarvis

Professor of Global Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong

Darryl S.L. Jarvis is Head and Professor, Department of Asian & Policy Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, at the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), where he has previously served as Associate Dean (Research and Postgraduate Studies). Before joining the EdUHK he was Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) and Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS), and from 1997 to 2006 Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government and International Relations, Faculty of Economics and Business, at the University of Sydney, Australia. His research and teaching interests focus on international and political risk, comparative public policy, regulation, infrastructure, and the political economy of investment into Asia.

He has published widely in the areas of international relations, investment risk, regulatory politics, and the political economy of investment issues. His recent publications include Asia After the Developmental State: Disembedding Autonomy. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (with Toby Carroll); Markets and Development: Civil Society, Citizens and the Politics of Neoliberalism. Routledge (with Toby Carroll); Financialisation and Development. Routledge (with Toby Carroll); The Politics of Marketizing Asia. Palgrave Macmillan (with Toby Carroll); ASEAN Industries and the Challenge from China. Palgrave Macmillan (with Anthony Welch); Infrastructure Regulation: What Works, Why, and How do we Know? Lessons from Asia and Beyond, World Scientific (with Ed Araral, M. Ramesh & Wu Xun); Handbook of International Business Risk: The Asia Pacific. Cambridge University Press; International Relations and the Challenge of Postmodernism: Defending the Discipline, University of South Carolina Press; International Relations. Still an American Social Science? Toward Diversity in International Thought, State University of New York Press (with R. M. Crawford); and Post-modernism and its Critics: International Relations and the Third Debate, Greenwood / Praeger.

He has also contributed articles to journals such as Development & Change, Journal of Contemporary Asia (UK), Asian Studies Review, Globalisations (UK), Journal of Asian Public Policy, European Journal of Law and Technology, Regulation & Governance (UK), International Relations (UK), Technology in Society (USA), Energy, Politics and Society (USA), Journal of International Relations & Development, Energy (USA), Asian Survey (USA), Policy and Society (UK), Global Society: Journal of Interdisciplinary International Relations (UK), Contemporary Politics (UK), The Australian Journal of International Affairs, as well as authored a series of invited papers.

Professor Jarvis serves as the co-editor of Policy & Society: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Policy Research, co-editor of the series Studies in the Political Economy of Public Policy (Palgrave), and is the recipient of various grants from the Australian Research Council, Ministry of Education in Singapore, and the Rockefeller Foundation, New York. He has also served as chief researcher for the Ministry of Finance, Japan, on the Building Institutional Capacity in Asia (BICA) project, and as a consultant for organizations in Asia.

Born in the United Kingdom, Professor Jarvis was educated in Australia and Canada where he received his doctorate in 1996 from the University of British Columbia. He holds Australian, Canadian and British citizenships.


  • –present
    Professor of Global Studies, The Education University fo Hong Kong


  • 1996 
    University of British Columbia, PhD Political Science / International Relations