Lee-Anne Sim

PhD Candidate
PhD (Law) Candidate, GradDipEc, GradCertEcPolicy, GradDipLegPrac, BSc/LLB(Hons), AMusA

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Biography

With close to ten years professional experience in finance tax and regulation, and fiscal policy, Lee‑Anne Sim is a current PhD candidate, studying under Associate Professor Jolyon Ford Associate Dean (International), Professor Sally Wheeler OBE MRIA FAcSS, and Professor Peta Spender FAAL.

She researches and publishes work on the implications of academic, commercial, bureaucratic and democratic institutions on the relationship between financial systems, their regulatory frameworks and the environmental and socioeconomic challenges of the modern global economy.

Her current interests focus on how these institutions facilitate the legal profession and the legal system to promote a social purpose - the sound administration of justice, and what learnings could be applied to a financial sector and financial system if they were also to promote a social purpose - such as a sustainable and inclusive economy.

Admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria, she graduated with an LLB(first class honours)/BSc from Monash University, and has received postgraduate qualifications in economics from the Australian National University. Her scholarship has been published in International Affairs, a top five journal in international relations.

Appointments

  • Admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Significant research publications

  • Lee-Anne Sim, ‘Influencing the Social Impact of Financial Systems: Alternative Strategies’, International Affairs, Volume 96, Issue 2, March 2020 (forthcoming).

  • Lee-Anne Sim, ‘Necessary evil: how to fix finance by saving human rights’, International Affairs, Volume 95, Issue 2, March 2019, pages 476-477, https://doi.org/10.1093/ia/iiz006, (quoted in the journal’s top 10 summer reading list).

Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.

Research biography

Lee-Anne Sim researches and publishes work on the implications of academic, commercial, bureaucratic and democratic institutions on the relationship between financial systems, their regulatory frameworks and the environmental and socioeconomic challenges of the modern global economy.

Her current interests focus on how these institutions facilitate the legal profession and the legal system to promote a social purpose - the sound administration of justice, and what learnings could be applied to a financial sector and financial system if they were also to promote a social purpose - such as a sustainable and inclusive economy.

Refereed journal articles

  • Lee-Anne Sim, ‘Influencing the Social Impact of Financial Systems: Alternative Strategies’, International Affairs, Volume 96, Issue 2, March 2020 (forthcoming).

Case notes & book reviews

  • Lee-Anne Sim, ‘Necessary evil: how to fix finance by saving human rights’, International Affairs, Volume 95, Issue 2, March 2019, pages 476-477, https://doi.org/10.1093/ia/iiz006(quoted in the journal’s top 10 summer reading list).

Past courses

  • LAWS4221 - Income Tax 

Topic

A Financial System that Promotes a Sustainable and Inclusive Economy: Turning Ideas into Reality

Program

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Further information

Scholars from a range of fields studying financial systems suggest that they should be more sustainable and have a more positive socioeconomic impact, that financial sectors should be more professional and that a transformation of socio-political relationships are required to change the financial system. However, there is a large theoretical gap between this utopian vision and day-to-day operational realities of financial systems. This thesis identifies key issues that advocates, governments and financial sectors will have to collectively resolve in order to start closing this gap.

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