Neil K. Shenai is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) studying the political economy of financial crises. Prior to beginning his doctorate, Neil worked as a fixed income trader at Citigroup Global Markets. He has appeared on BBC World Radio covering issues in the global economy and blogs about finance, business, economics, and the global macroeconomy. He also runs www.neilshenai.com, his personal blog.