Dirk van der Kley is a Research Fellow at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) who specialises on the theory of geoeconomics, international economic sanctions, PRC international economic policy and the effect of industrial policy on geopolitics. Dirk is a member of the ANU Working Group on Geoeconomics. He is also a board member for the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs.
Prior to joining Regnet, Dirk was the Program Director for Policy Research at China Matters. He previously worked at the Lowy Institute for International Affairs. Dirk has taught at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and held visiting fellowships in China, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.
Dirk has a BA (Chinese studies / Mathematics) from the University of Sydney (1st Class Hons), and a PhD from the ANU (Endeavour scholar). He is fluent in Chinese, Russian and currently studying Korean.