Lena Rethel is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. Her research focuses on the interrelationship between finance and development and the emergence of alternative economies with a regional focus on Southeast Asia. Her recent books are: The Everyday Political Economy of Southeast Asia (Cambridge University Press, 2016fc, co-edited with Juanita Elias), Global Governance in Crisis (Routledge, 2015, co-edited with Andre Broome and Liam Clegg) and The Problem with Banks (Zed Books, 2012, co-authored with Timothy J. Sinclair). Lena is currently finalising the manuscript of her next book, provisionally entitled Capital Markets by Design. From Crisis Recovery to Islamic Finance in Southeast Asia.