John P. Bonin is Chester D. Hubbard Professor of Economics and Social Science at Wesleyan University in Middletown CT. USA. Bonin was the Editor of the Journal of Comparative Economics from 1996 to 2006. He has served twice as President of the Association for Comparative Economic Studies, most recently in 2009. Bonin has published more than sixty-five articles in economic journals; he has authored three books and co-translated four French microeconomic theory books. Bonin has consulted for the World Bank, the United Nations, the U.S. Treasury, the Institute for EastWest Studies, the WIIW, and the 1990 Institute. He was an expert witness in an international banking case: Ceska Sporitelna a.s. v. Unisys Corporation. His recent papers focusing on banking and finance in transition and Asian countries are found in Journal of Banking and Finance, Comparative Economic Studies, Economic Systems, Journal of Comparative Economics, the Oxford Handbook of Banking, Journal of Asian Economics and World Economy.