Anton’s research focuses on the relationship between foreign investment and economic development in China. His past work examined the role of foreign banks in China’s financial markets and state-owned enterprise restructuring process and China’s technology transfer policies. His research into foreign investment in China has more recently shifted to examine the growing importance of intellectual property protection and commercialization in China and China’s growing presence in global intangible markets. Anton speaks and reads Chinese and Russian.
Anton’s most recent achievement is his publication Made in China 2025 as a Challenge in Global Trade Governance: Analysis and Recommendations. The paper has been presented in numerous conferences and has been used to brief Global Affairs Canada on Canada-China trade issues. Anton will be an adviser on foreign direct investment intellectual property issues in GTAsia’s assessment of Canada-China Cleantech Outcomes.
Anton is a research fellow at the Center for International Governance Innovation. From 2012-2013 he was a Senior Visiting Scholar in the School of International Studies at Peking University. He holds a PhD Global Governance from the Balsillie School of International Affairs.