Victoria Marklew is an experienced writer on global economic and political issues. She spent 25 years at a major international financial services institution where she ran the country risk unit: establishing the corporation’s cross-border risk appetite, providing expert advice to senior managers and clients, and evaluating economic and political risk in over 100 countries, with a particular focus on developments in the European Union. Dr. Marklew is now an independent writer and speaker on international economic and political developments. She holds a degree in Philosophy from University College London, a Masters in Political Sociology from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Her book Cash, Crisis and Corporate Governance: The Role of National Financial Systems in Industrial Restructuring was published by the University of Michigan Press.