Luke Deer

Dr Luke Deer is an independent researcher and a tutor in the Finance Discipline at the University of Sydney Business School.

He has previously held a post-doctoral appointment in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney funded by an Institute for New Economic Thinking Grant into the recent evolution of financial innovation and central banking in China financial system. Luke has held visiting teaching positions at Fudan University in Shanghai and was a postdoctoral fieldwork researcher with the Association for Financial Research at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. He has a PhD in Government and International Relations from the University of Sydney.

He was the research director for the first Asia-Pacific China Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report published in March 2016. This report was led by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, with the Tsinghua Graduate School at Shenzhen and the University of Sydney Business School and its Finance Discipline, in partnership with KPMG Australia and its regional offices and supported by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

Luke's academic research has been published in China and World Economy.

He is the co-host of The Fintech in China Show podcast.