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Why do banks sabotage their clients, governments and their competitors?
Ronen Palan, interviewed by Luke Harding, provides new insight into the reasons for the seemingly endless court cases taken against banks (as opposed to bankers) since the financial crisis. The Business of Finance is co-authored with Anastasia Nesvetailova
Ronen Palan, educated at the LSE, was Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Birmingham and Sussex University, and a lecturer in International Relations at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He joined City University London in September 2012. He has been a visiting professor at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem and York University, Canada. He was also a founding editor of the Review of International Political Economy. His books include The Offshore World; and as co-author, Tax Havens. His work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, Russian, Italian, Azeri and Czech. He has been interviewed by journals and magazines including The New York Times, The Wall St. Journal, The Guardian, The Economist, and Le Monde, and has contributed to Channel 4 Dispatches and the BBC World Service.