Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Campus Westend – PEG
Johannes Petry is a political economist researching the changing dynamics of financial globalisation and its impact on the global norms, institutions and governance that underpin the global economy. His main focus is thereby on the and internationalisation of China's financial system and how China contests the liberal global financial order, the role of market infrastructures in the politics global finance, and how post-crisis transformation of the global financial system such as the rise of East Asia, the BRICs or new financial actors impact the global economic order.
Currently, Johannes is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Goethe University Frankfurt and the Principal Investigator of the StateCapFinance research project funded by the German Research Foundation. By situating capital markets within their institutional context, 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 investigates capital markets in six increasingly financialised state-capitalist economies: Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa and South Korea (BRICSS). For more information about this research, check out the project website.
Prior to joining Goethe University, he was an ESRC Doctoral Researcher at the University of Warwick, an IRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the SCRIPTS Centre of Excellence and Lecturer at Freie Universität Berlin. Johannes studied political science, economics, comparative public policy and international political economy in Frankfurt, Warwick and Konstanz. He also holds a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick. Between his studies and starting a PhD, he worked in finance for two years to obtain more practical knowledge about financial markets.
Johannes is also a co-founder of the Warwick Critical Finance Group, Management Committee member of the China in Europe COST-Action Research Network and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation.
His research was published in the Review of International Political Economy, Economy & Society, New Political Economy, Competition & Change, Environment and Planning A and the European Journal of International Relations.
You can find more information on his personal website.