Luke Deer researches alternative finance with a focus on marketplace lending in China and the Asia Pacific, and on financial innovation and central banking in China.
Luke is a Researcher with Sydney Business Insights, at The University of Sydney Business School and a Research Affiliate with the Department of Government and International Relations at The University of Sydney, in Australia. Luke is also a Research Associate with the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and an Associate in Alternative Finance with the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.
Luke 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 is currently working on an The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) grant-funded research project with Mike Beggs, Chris Jefferis and Yu Yuxin which explores a ‘Money View’ analysis of the dynamics between financial innovation and central banking in the recent history of China’s financial system.
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Luke’s publications include:
Deer, L and Peter, S, (2017), ‘Jack Ma and the unicorns’, Sydney Business Insights, originally published in The Australian Financial Review BOSS Magazine, on June 5, 2017.
Zhang, B., Deer, L, Wardrop, R. et.al. (2016) Harnessing Potential: The 2015 Asia-Pacific Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Tsinghua Graduate School of Shenzhen, The University of Sydney Business School, in partnership with KPMG, supported by ACCA.
Deer, L., Mi, J., Yu, Y. and Zhao, L. (2015), Peer-to-Peer Lending in China: An Overview and Survey Case Study, ACCA Research Report, ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Global, UK: London. December.
Deer, L. 2014. ‘A Springtime for Microfinance in China?’, The China Story, Australian Centre for China in the World, The Australian National University, September 17, 2014.
Deer, L. and Song, L. 2013, International Financial Adjustment for China: A Financial Valuation Approach. China & World Economy, 21: 1–25. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-124X.2013.12006.x
Deer, L. and Song, L. 2012, China’s Approach to Rebalancing: A Conceptual and Policy Framework. China & World Economy, 20: 1–26. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-124X.2012.01270.x
Deer, L. and Song, L. 2012. ‘A structural approach to China’s rebalancing’, East Asia Forum, April 24, 2012.