Iyanatul Islam is Adjunct Professor, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University (Australia). He was Chief of Employment and Labour Market Policies Branch, Employment Policy Department, International Labour Organisation (Geneva). Prior to joining the ILO, he held the position of Professor of International Business, School of International Business and Asian Studies, Griffith University from 2003 to 2010, having first joined Griffith in 1989. He is an international development economist with a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, M.A. from the University of Western Ontario (Canada) and B.A. (Honours) from the University of Manchester. He is the author and co-author of more than 100 publications consisting of refereed journal articles, books and edited volumes, book chapters, policy reports (principally for the ILO). He is one of the founding co-editors of the Journal of Asia-Pacific Economy [Routledge, London and New York].