Tak-Wing Ngo is Head of the IIAS Centre for Regulation and Governance. He is Extraordinary Professor of Asian History at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and Professor of Political Science at the University of Macau, China. He holds a PhD in politics from SOAS, University of London. He worked as an anti-corruption official and journalist before joining Leiden University where he taught there for 15 years. He is the Editor of the journal China Information, and the Editor of the book series Governance in Asia published by NIAS Press (Copenhagen).

Tak-Wing’s research interest focuses on state-market relations and the political economy of development. Currently he is undertaking comparative studies of rent seeking and institutional voids in Asia. His most recent publications include Rent Seeking in China (Routledge 2009, co-edited with Yongping Wu), Political Conflict and Development in East Asia and Latin America (Routledge 2006, co-edited with Richard Boyd and Benno Galjart), State Making in Asia (Routledge 2006, co-edited with Richard Boyd), and Asian States: Beyond the Developmental Perspective (RoutledgeCurzon 2005, co-edited with Richard Boyd).