Tianbiao Zhu is Associate Professor in the School of Government at Peking University, and currently serves as Associate Dean for Research and Development and Associate Director for the Centre of European Studies. He received a Bachelor of Economics (Social Sciences) (Honours) from the University of Sydney, an M.Phil. in Management Studies from the University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University. Before joining Peking University in early 2003, he did post-doctoral work in the Department of International Relations of the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the Australian National University, and then taught in the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University. His teaching and research interests include international and comparative political economy and political economy of development.