Tak-Wing Ngo is Professor of Political Science at the University of Macau. He specializes in state–market relations, regulatory governance, and the political economy of development in East Asia. He holds a PhD from SOAS (London), and worked as an anti-corruption official and journalist before joining the academia. He has taught at Leiden University, and was the holder of the IIAS Chair in Asian History at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is the editor of the refereed journal China Information, and the editor of the book series Governance in Asia (NIAS Press) and Global Asia (Amsterdam University Press).