Dr. Tom Hashimoto specialises in post-socialist financial centre development. His foci are financial institutional reforms, collective political will and socio-legal philosophy behind the transition. His most recent book Reviewing EU Accession is due to be published from Brill, Leiden/Boston, and his short commentaries on South-eastern Europe can be found in CE Financial Observer, published by the National Bank of Poland. He is a Lecturer in International Relations and Economics at Vistula University, holds a joint LL.M./MA in Economic Analysis of Law from Rotterdam-Hamburg-SGH, and received his DPhil in Financial Geography at the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy in the United Kingdom.