Anton Malkin received his PhD in Global Governance in 2016 from the Balsillie School of International Affairs (Wilfrid Laurier University), with a specialization in international political economy. His thesis examined the role of foreign financial institutions in China's financial markets and economic reforms more broadly, between 1990 and 2014. 

Since defending his dissertation, he worked at the Centre for International Governance Innovation--an international affairs and global governance think tank in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. His worked focused on China's integration into the global intangible economy (referring to intellectual property rights, technology standards, and data) and on multinational corporations' role in China's technological catch-up in the information and communication technology sector.

In addition to his focus on multinational firms and China's domestic political economy, Anton's published work has also examined broader themes in global governance and international political economy, including: the role of emergent economies in global financial governance; China's efforts to reform the global monetary system; and shifting power relations between the United States and its trading partners.


Anton Malkin's research focuses on the relationship between China's industrial policies and multinational corporations, examining how this relationship impacts global finance and intellectual property.

Research topics:

International Political Economy

Structural Power

Industrial Policy

Global Governance

Intellectual Property

Global Finance


Journal Articles

Malkin, A. (Forthcoming 2021). The Made in China Challenge to US Structural Power: Industrial Policy, Intellectual Property and Multinational Corporations. Review of International Political Economy.


Malkin, A. (2019). Challenging the liberal international order by chipping away at US Structural power: China’s state-guided investment in technology and finance in Russia. Cambridge Review of International Affairs.


Eichengreen, B., Lombardi, D., & Malkin, A. (2018). Multilayered Governance and the International Financial Architecture: The Erosion of Multilateralism in International Liquidity Provision. Global Policy, 9, 7-20.

Lombardi, M. and Malkin, A. (2017). Domestic Politics and External Financial Liberalization in China: The Capacity and Fragility of External Market Pressure. Journal of Contemporary China 26 (108).

Boughton, J. M., Lombardi, D., & Malkin, A. (2017). The Limits of Global Economic Governance after the 2007–09 International Financial Crisis. Global Policy, 8(4), 30-41.

Malkin, A., & Momani, B. (2016). An Effective Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: A Bottom Up Approach. Global Policy, 7(4): 521-530.


Helleiner, Eric and Anton Malkin. “Sectoral Interests and Global Money: Renminbi, Dollars and the Domestic Foundations of International Currency Policy.” Open Economies Review 23(1): 33-55.


Malkin, A., & Momani, B. (2011). Emerging powers and IMF reform: Where Multipolarity In The World Economy Is Leading The Fund. St Antony's International Review, 7(1): 61-78.



Working papers


Malkin, A. (March 2020). Beyond ‘Forced’ Technology Transfers: Analysis and Recommendations for Engaging China on Foreign Technology Acquisition and Intangible Economy Governance. Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Malkin, A. (2018). "Made in China 2025 as a Challenge in Global Trade Governance: Analysis and Recommendations." CIGI Paper No. 183.  Centre for International Governance Innovation.



Book Chapters


Malkin, A. (Under Revision, forthcoming 2021) Self-Reliance Through Global Integration: Made in China 2025 and the Global Intangible Economy. Innovation and China's Global Emergence. Singapore: NUS Press.

Malkin, A. and Momani, B. (2019). Common Interests and Intersecting Goals: China’s Growing Commitment to the IMF and Vice Versa. Handbook on the International Political Economy of China. Edward Elgar. Ka Zeng (Ed). Pp. 298-311. Northampton: Edward Elgar.


Malkin and Li (2019). You Can Check in Any Time You Like, But You Can (Almost) Never Leave: The Politics of China’s Financial Market Opening. Handbook on the International Political Economy of China. Edward Elgar. Ka Zeng (Ed). Pp. 170-189. Northampton: Edward Elgar.


Zhang, L. and Malkin A (2016). Foreign Investment and Business in China: The Present and the Future. In Moving Forward: 45 Years of Canada-China Relations. Asif B. Farooq and Scott B. McNight (Eds.). Pp. 56-65. University of Toronto Press.


Ziemba, R. and Malkin A. (2011). The GCC’s International Investment Dynamics: the role of Sovereign Wealth Funds. In Shifting Geo-Economic Power of the Gulf: Oil, Finance and Institutions. Matteo Legrenzi and Bessma Momani (Eds). Pp. 109-125.  Ashgate.