Gregory Chin is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Associate Professor of Political Science at York University Canada. He specializes in political economy. At the Foreign Policy Institute, he co-leads the Project on “Emerging Global Governance” with FPI Executive Director Carla Freeman, a joint initiative with the journal Global Policy. His research interests are in international and comparative political economy with a focus on China, Asia, BRICS, international money, finance, and global governance. He is on the International Advisory Board of the journal Review of International Political Economy, and the Editorial Board of the journal Global Governance.
He has published widely on China's international financial and monetary affairs, Asian regionalism, the BRICS, and global governance reform. His most recent project is the “AIIB in Global Perspective.” He is currently finishing a book manuscript on Renminbi internationalization.
He contributed to the project of the Asian Development Bank Institute (Tokyo) on the “Political Economy of Asian Regionalism” (2010-2014). He was the inaugural China Research Chair at The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI, 2010-2013), and founding Director of CIGI’s Global Development Program (2011-2013), which ranks on UPenn's “Global Go-To Think Tank Rankings.” At CIGI, he co-led the project on the “BRICS, Asia and International Monetary Reform” (2010-2013), partnered with the Asian Development Bank and Hong Kong Monetary Authority.
Prior to joining York University in 2006, Chin was First Secretary in Development at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing from 2003 to 2006, where he was responsible for liaising with decision-makers in China, government agencies and key think tanks. He designed and managed Canada’s foreign aid to China and North Korea with bilateral and multilateral donors, including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and the special agencies of the United Nations. From 2000 to 2003, he served in Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and Canadian International Development Agency.