Professor Natasha Hamilton-Hart

PhD (Cornell, 1999); BA (Hons) (Otago, 1990).


Natasha Hamilton-Hart joined the Department of Management and International Business at The University of Auckland in January 2011. Prior to joining The University of Auckland, she held positions at the National University of Singapore and the Australian National University. She received her PhD from Cornell University in 1999 and BA (Hons) from the University of Otago in 1990.

Special Interests:
  • Business and government
  • Business networks in Southeast Asia
  • Capital mobility and international finance
  • Financial policy and the banking industry in East Asia
  • Natural resource sector firms and property rights systems
  • Regional cooperation in East Asia
  • Southeast Asia and the United States


Research | Current

  • Monetary policy in Southeast Asia.
  • Institutions and economic performance
  • Palm oil and property rights in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Teaching | Current

2020 INTBUS 201 Foundations of International Business

2020 GLMI 704 Challenges of Globalisation



Postgraduate supervision

Professor Hamilton-Hart welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD students interested in research in the areas of business-government relations, business in Southeast Asia, institutions and collective action, financial regulation or capital mobility.


  • Director, New Zealand Asia Institute

Areas of expertise

Politial economy; Southeast Asia; Business and government; International relations; International business

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Hamilton-Hart, N., & Wai-chung Yeung, H. (2019). Institutions under pressure: East Asian states, global markets and national firms. Review of International Political Economy10.1080/09692290.2019.1702571
  • Hamilton-Hart, N. (2017). The Legal Environment and Incentives for Change in Property Rights Institutions. World Development, 92, 167-176. 10.1016/j.worlddev.2016.12.002
  • Hamilton-Hart, N. (2017). Opting for Openness: Capital Mobility and Monetary Sterilisation in Malaysia. Journal of Contemporary Asia, 47 (2), 171-198. 10.1080/00472336.2016.1257045
  • Hamilton-Hart, N., & Schulze, G. G. (2016). Taxing times in Indonesia: The challenge of restoring competitiveness and the search for fiscal space. Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 52 (3), 265-295. 10.1080/00074918.2016.1249263
  • Hamilton-Hart, N., & Stringer, C. (2016). Upgrading and exploitation in the fishing industry: Contributions of value chain analysis. Marine Policy, 63, 166-171. 10.1016/j.marpol.2015.03.020
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christina Stringer
  • Hamilton-Hart, N. (2015). Multilevel (mis)governance of palm oil production. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 69 (2), 164-184. 10.1080/10357718.2014.978738
  • Carney, R. W., & Hamilton-Hart, N. (2015). What do changes in corporate ownership in Indonesia tell us?. Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 51 (1), 123-145. 10.1080/00074918.2015.1016570
  • Hamilton-Hart, N. (2015). Democracy, the Rule of Law and Governance in Southeast Asia. In W. Case (Ed.) Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization (pp. 282-298). London: Routledge. Related URL.


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 4, Room 496
New Zealand

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