Dirk van der Kley is a Research Fellow at the ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and a Research Fellow at the ANU National Security College.
Dirk specialises on the theory of geoeconomics, international economic sanctions, Chinese international economic policy and the effect of industrial policy on geopolitics. Dirk is a member of the ANU Working Group on Geoeconomics. He is also a board member for the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs.
Prior to joining RegNet, Dirk was the Program Director for Policy Research at China Matters, an independent organisation that strives to advance sound China policy. He previously worked at the Lowy Institute for International Affairs. Dirk has also held visiting fellowships in China, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.