Peter Knaack is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Global Economic Governance Programme. His research focuses on global financial governance. He has written and published on transatlantic coordination failure in derivatives regulation, the politics of global banking regulation, and the growing tension between nation-states and transgovernmental networks over the authority to govern cross-border economic activity.
Peter graduated from the University of Southern California with degrees in Economics and International Relations. His dissertation examines the gap between the financial regulatory reform commitments made by G20 leaders in the wake of the global financial crisis and the reality of their implementation 5 years later. Peter's regional focus lies in the political economy of China's rise, and Latin American regional integration. His field research in 10 countries on 4 continents has been supported by the China Scholarship Council and the USC US-China Institute, among others.
Gruin, J., Knaack, P., and Xu, J. (2018). Tailoring for Development: China’s Post-Crisis Influence in Global Financial Governance. Global Policy (forthcoming).
Knaack, P. (2018). A Web Without a Center: Fragmentation in the OTC Derivatives Trade Reporting System. In Helleiner, Pagliari & Spagna (eds), Governing the World's Biggest Market: The Politics of Derivatives Regulation After the 2008 Crisis. Oxford University Press.
Knaack, P. (2017). Regulatory networks versus trade negotiations: Addressing transatlantic coordination failure in financial regulation. In Velut et al. (eds), Understanding Mega Free Trade Agreements: The Political and Economic Governance of New Cross-Regionalism. Routledge.
Knaack, P. (2017). An Unlikely Champion of Global Finance: Why Is China Exceeding International Banking Standards? Journal Of Current Chinese Affairs, 46(2), 41-79.
Knaack, P. (2015). Innovation and deadlock in global financial governance: Transatlantic coordination failure in OTC derivatives regulation. Review of International Political Economy, 22(6), 1217-1248.
Knaack, P., and S. Katada (2013). Fault Lines and Issue Linkages at the G20: New Challenges for Global Economic Governance. Global Policy, 4(3), 236–246.
Bouzas, R. and P. Knaack (2009). The Inter-American Development Bank and Half a Century of Regional Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean. Integration & Trade, 13, 15-26.