9th December 1999




The financial crisis in east Asia is the subject of a research project which has taken a University of Lincolnshire & Humberside lecturer to some far-flung corners of the world.


Christopher Dent from the Hull Business School has just returned from a trip to Singapore and New Zealand. He is investigating the economic policies of newly industrialised countries for a book which he hopes to complete next year.


Mr Dent, who lives in Cottingham with his wife Ruth, is on sabbatical from his job as senior lecturer in Economics at the university.


So far this year Mr Dent has visited Taiwan and Korea as well as Singapore and New Zealand to conduct research interviews with government officials, academics and members of non-governmental organisations.


The two weeks spent in Singapore were followed by a visit to the University of Victoria, Wellington. In April he met with Taiwanese officials during a trip to the country’s capital, Taipei.


Colleague Debra Johnson, principal lecturer in Economics at the business school, was also in Taipei for her own research purposes but presented a joint paper with Mr Dent on European relations at the Institute of European and American Studies.


A visit to Korea in early October added to his hectic schedule. “There have been some very interesting developments both during and after the financial crisis and Korea was particularly affected,” said Mr Dent, who has previously published two books and numerous articles on economic policy.




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