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.
  • Palm oil and property rights in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Teaching | Current

2015 INTBUS 305 Governing International Business

2015 MGMT 737 Sustainability

2014 INTBUS 201 Foundations of International Business

2014 INTBUS 706 Globalisation

2013 INTBUS 305 Governing International Business
2013 INTBUS 727 Competing in Asia Pacific
2012 INTBUS 726 International Relations
2012 INTBUS 727 Competing in Asia Pacific
2012 MGMT 737 Sustainability


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, Southeast Asia Studies Centre, New Zealand Asia Institute

Areas of expertise

Southeast Asia; Business and government; International relations

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • 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., & 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.
  • Hamilton-Hart, N. (2014). Monetary politics in Southeast Asia: external imbalances in regional context. New Political Economy10.1080/13563467.2013.861410
  • Hamilton-Hart, N. (2014). The End of Monetary Mercantilism in Southeast Asia?. In L. E. Armijo, S. N. Katada (Eds.) The Financial Statecraft of Emerging Powers: Shield and Sword in Asia and Latin America (pp. 77-102). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Related URL.

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 4, Room 496
New Zealand