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Richard Westra

University Professor
Institute of Political Science, University of Opole

Richard (PH.D. Queen's Canada, 2001) has taught and researched at universities and colleges around the world including Japan, South Korea, The Bahamas, Thailand, UK and Canada. He has been International Adjunct Professor at the Center for Macau Studies, University of Macau since 2018. He is author or editor of 18 books and has published scores of articles and chapters in peer reviewed international journals and books. Hi is co-editor of Journal of Contemporary Asia.

Biography

Over the past 2 decades Richard has taught at universities and colleges around the world including: Nagoya University, Japan; Pukyong National University, South Korea; University of the Bahamas, Nassau; Royal Military College, Canada; and Bader International Study Center, Herstmonceux  Castle, UK. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Political Economy, Carleton University, Visiting Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and is currently International Adjunct Professor at the Center for Macau Studies, University of Macau. He has authored or edited 18 books, 9 of which are published by Routledge.  His work has also been widely published in peer reviewed international journals. He is co-editor of Journal of Contemporary Asia. He received his PH.D. from Queen’s University Canada in 2001.  

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    1) International Political Economy: International Development, International Finance, Global Governance
    2) Comparative Political Economy: Varieties of Neoliberal and Welfare States, Varieties of BRICS and Emerging Markets
    3) Political Economy of Northeast Asia – Japan, China, South Korea
    4) Social Theory: Theories of Social Change, Epistemology in Political Economy

Personal Interests

    Travel, sports, scuba diving

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - The Political Economy of Emerging Markets - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

World Financial Review

Japan and the Monetary Policy Magical Mystery Tour


Published: Dec 01, 2016 by World Financial Review
Authors: Richard Westra
Subjects: Economics, Finance, Business & Industry, Area Studies, Asian Studies

With 1970s galloping inflation threatening to bring down the US economy and with it the US dollar based global trading order, Milton Friedman proved correct in his policy advice that rapidly curtailing the money supply and restricting credit creation would halt the rot. But as Japan is painfully discovering, monetarist faith that following the opposite course will raise price levels to resuscitate growth is a fool’s errand.

World Financial Review

Usury in the 21st Century


Published: Jun 28, 2016 by World Financial Review
Authors: Richard Westra
Subjects: Economics, Finance, Business & Industry

Neoliberal deregulation commencing in the closing decades of the 20th century put into play a global financial system which operates as a reincarnation of ancient usury.

Videos

GERG Conference September 26 2015 Interview with Dr Richard Westra

Published: Sep 26, 2014