Economy Focus On  East Asia

 
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Upcoming Highlights for the NPC
    Douglas H. Paal March 10, 2014 CCTV America

    The driving motivation behind the decision by the National People’s Congress to set the growth target at 7.5 percent is their desire to guarantee full employment.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Solving China’s Swelling Local Debt Problem
    Yukon Huang December 31, 2013 China View

    Addressing China’s local debt problem requires fiscal reforms to increase local revenues. Sustaining growth also requires expanding the role of private firms and a more efficient urbanization process.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Balancing China’s Economy is Unnecessary
    Yukon Huang December 27, 2013 China View

    All successful development stories, from the United States to Korea, involved the same unbalanced growth trajectory China is now on, and they only rebalanced once they reached high income.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    China Needs a Slow-Growth System
    Michael Pettis November 12, 2013 CNBC

    The reforms necessary to rebalance China’s economy require the political resolve to reallocate resources and benefits from state elites to households.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    International Media Focuses on China’s Reform
    Douglas H. Paal November 10, 2013 CCTV

    The Third Plenum offers an opportunity to articulate a vision for shifting China’s economy to a more consumption-led growth model and to lay out the first steps toward accomplishing that vision.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    All Eyes on China’s Reform Process
    Evan A. Feigenbaum November 10, 2013 CNBC

    The central issue to be addressed by the Third Plenum is the proper role of the state in China, including the organization of the state and the relations of the state to markets and to citizens.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Combating Climate Change: Developed Countries Haven’t Kept Their Promises
    Wang Tao November 6, 2013 CCTV News

    Chinese and international delegations will aim to strike a balance at the Warsaw Climate Change Conference to help developing countries adapt to climate change without being hampered by the temporary economic crisis in developed countries

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    China Air Pollution: Return of the Smog
    Wang Tao October 27, 2013 CCTV News

    China’s heavy pollution is mainly a result of the country’s reliance on coal and heavy industry.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Changing Energy Sources: Transition from Coal to Natural Gas
    Wang Tao October 25, 2013 CCTV News

    While Beijing has already made improvements in developing cleaner energy, the counry’s use of coal as its primary source of energy still poses a considerable challenge.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Factors Behind China’s Pollution Problem
    Wang Tao October 20, 2013 CCTV News

    China’s coal-dependent economy, the overabundance of cars in Beijing, and the arid and windy climate are some of the chief causes of air pollution in Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei.

     
  • Event
    The Taiwan Relations Act After 35 Years
    Douglas H. Paal, William Brown, Richard Bush, Barbara Schrage April 16, 2014 Washington, DC

    The Taiwan Relations Act, signed in 1979, is the cornerstone on which Taiwan-U.S. relations have been built.

     
  • Article
    Are the BRICS Irrelevant?
    Pang Xun April 8, 2014 中文

    While the collective economic power of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa may be waning, the foundation of the group’s political partnership remains strong.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Debt Surge Will Not Ruin China
    Yukon Huang, Canyon Bosler April 8, 2014 Wall Street Journal

    China will see a rise in banks’ nonperforming loans and increasingly frequent defaults in the bond and shadow banking markets. This process will be very messy but is unlikely to derail the economy.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Mr. Xi Goes to Brussels
    Shi Zhiqin March 31, 2014

    As Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Brussels, it is important for both China and the EU to take the responsibility that their size demands for resolving global issues.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Let China’s Cities Flourish Free From Central Control
    Yukon Huang March 31, 2014 Financial Times

    Instead of trying to disperse growth to the smaller cities, China’s planners should embrace the market forces that encourage its mega-cities to grow still larger.

     
  • Event
    The Evolving China-Mexico Relationship: Trade and Investment Trends
    Matt Ferchen, Enrique Dussel Peters, Gina Caballero, Sun Hongbo March 26, 2014 Beijing

    Within the last few years, the China-Mexico bilateral relationship has entered into a new and dynamic period. The new leaders in both countries have committed themselves to major domestic economic reforms, which are certain to impact the bilateral relationship.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russia: Pivoting to Asia or Just to China?
    Dmitri Trenin March 24, 2014

    Russia’s economic, political and strategic environment in the West is fast deteriorating. One obvious way to respond to this is to reach out to Asia and the Pacific.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Economic Consequences of Income Inequality
    Michael Pettis March 23, 2014 China Financial Markets

    Rising inequality is inextricably tied to economic imbalances and, in a context of limited productive investment opportunities, the only sustainable outcome is sharply higher unemployment.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Let Us Not Miss the Point on Chinese Defaults
    Yukon Huang March 20, 2014 Financial Times

    The decision not to bail Chaori out is not a true test of Beijing’s commitment to allow the “market to play a decisive role” in resource allocation as announced last year in the third plenum.

     
  • Event
    Japan’s “Swing State” Diplomacy in Southeast Asia
    James L. Schoff, Tsutomu Kikuchi, Tamotsu Fukuda March 18, 2014 Washington, DC

    In an unprecedented display of proactive foreign policy, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited all ten ASEAN nations during his first year in office and hosted a special ASEAN leadership summit in Tokyo.

     

Carnegie Economists

  • Uri Dadush
    Senior Associate
    International Economics Program

    Dadush is a senior associate in Carnegie’s International Economics Program. He focuses on trends in the global economy and is currently tracking developments in the eurozone crisis.

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  • Omar Dahi
    Visiting Fellow
    Middle East Center

    Dahi is a visiting fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where he specializes in economic development and international trade, with a focus on South-South economic relations and the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa.

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  • Shi Han
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Shi Han is a resident scholar at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy concentrating on international business issues. His economic research addresses challenges arising from interactions between American and Chinese businesses and the competition and cooperation between state and non-state economic entities.

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  • Yukon Huang
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Huang is a senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program, where his research focuses on China’s economic development and its impact on Asia and the global economy.

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  • Moisés Naím
    Senior Associate
    International Economics Program

    Naím is a senior associate in Carnegie’s International Economics Program, where his research focuses on international economics and global politics. He is currently the chief international columnist for El País, Spain’s largest newspaper, and his weekly column is published worldwide.

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  • Vikram Nehru
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program
    Bakrie Chair in Southeast Asian Studies

    Nehru is a senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program. An expert on development economics, growth, poverty reduction, debt sustainability, governance, and the performance and prospects of East Asia, his research focuses on the economic, political, and strategic issues confronting Asia, particularly Southeast Asia.

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  • Ila Patnaik
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    South Asia Program

    Patnaik, an expert on India’s economy, is a nonresident senior associate in Carnegie’s South Asia Program.

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  • Michael Pettis
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Pettis, an expert on China’s economy, is professor of finance at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, where he specializes in Chinese financial markets.

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  • Sinan Ülgen
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Ülgen is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the implications of Turkish foreign policy for Europe and the United States, particularly with regard to Turkey’s regional stance and its role in nuclear, energy, and climate issues.

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Carnegie Experts on Political Economy

  • Samer Abboud
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Abboud is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on the political economy of the Syrian conflict, with a particular emphasis on the matter of capital flight and its implications on Syria’s reconstruction.

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  • Cornelius Adebahr
    Associate

    Adebahr is an associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. His research focuses on European foreign policy.

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  • Thomas Carothers
    Vice President for Studies

    Carothers is a leading authority on international support for democracy, rights, and governance and on comparative democratization as well as an expert on U.S. foreign policy.

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  • Sarah Chayes
    Senior Associate
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program
    South Asia Program

    Chayes, formerly special adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is an expert in South Asia policy, kleptocracy and anticorruption, and civil-military relations.

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  • James Collins
    Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program;
    Diplomat in Residence

    Ambassador Collins was the U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation from 1997 to 2001 and is an expert on the former Soviet Union, its successor states, and the Middle East.

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  • Judy Dempsey
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Carnegie Europe
    Editor in chief
    Strategic Europe

    Dempsey is a nonresident senior associate at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of Strategic Europe.

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  • Gilles Dorronsoro
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program

    Dorronsoro’s research focuses on security and political development in Afghanistan. He was a professor of political science at the Sorbonne in Paris and the Institute of Political Studies of Rennes.

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  • Khaled Fattah
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Fattah is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on the political, economic, security, and cultural sectors in Yemen, and state-tribe relations in the Arab Middle East.

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  • Evan A. Feigenbaum
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Feigenbaum’s work focuses principally on China and India, geopolitics in Asia, and the role of the United States in East, Central, and South Asia. His previous positions include deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia, deputy assistant secretary of state for Central Asia, and member of the secretary of state’s policy planning staff with principal responsibility for East Asia and the Pacific.

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  • Matt Ferchen
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Ferchen specializes in China’s political-economic relations with emerging economies. At the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, he runs a program on China’s economic and political relations with the developing world, including Latin America.

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  • François Godement
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Godement, an expert on Chinese and East Asian strategic and international affairs, is a nonresident senior associate in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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  • Paul Haenle
    Director
    Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Haenle served as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolian Affairs on the National Security Council staffs of former president George W. Bush and President Barack Obama prior to joining Carnegie.

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  • John L. Holden
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Holden is a nonresident senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program. He also advises corporations and other organizations on their operations in China and assists Chinese companies overseas.

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  • Kheder Khaddour
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Khaddour is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. His research focuses on issues of identity and society in Syria.

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  • Jessica Tuchman Mathews
    President

    Mathews is president of the Carnegie Endowment. Before her appointment in 1997, her career included posts in both the executive and legislative branches of government, in management and research in the nonprofit arena, and in journalism and science policy.

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  • Marwan Muasher
    Vice President for Studies

    Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.

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  • Martha Brill Olcott
    Senior Associate
    Russia and Eurasia Program and
    Co-director
    al-Farabi Carnegie Program on Central Asia

    Olcott is professor emerita at Colgate University, having taught political science there from 1974 to 2002. Prior to her work at the endowment, Olcott served as a special consultant to former secretary of state Lawrence Eagleburger.

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  • Douglas H. Paal
    Vice President for Studies

    Paal previously served as vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase International and as unofficial U.S. representative to Taiwan as director of the American Institute in Taiwan.

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  • Pang Xun
    Deputy Director
    Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Pang Xun is a resident scholar and the deputy director at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, where she is part of the China and the Developing World Program.

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  • George Perkovich
    Vice President for Studies

    Perkovich’s research focuses on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation, with a concentration on South Asia, Iran, and the problem of justice in the international political economy.

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  • David Rothkopf
    Visiting Scholar

    Rothkopf, author of the recent book Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead, served as deputy undersecretary of commerce for international trade policy in the Clinton administration.

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  • Tang Xiaoyang
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Tang Xiaoyang is a Resident Scholar at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy and an assistant professor in the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University. His research interests include political philosophy, China’s modernization process, and China’s engagement in Africa.

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  • Jan Techau
    Director
    Carnegie Europe

    Techau is the director of Carnegie Europe, the European center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Techau works on EU integration and foreign policy, transatlantic affairs, and German foreign and security policy.

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  • Dmitri Trenin
    Director
    Moscow Center

    Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.

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  • Milan Vaishnav
    Associate
    South Asia Program

    Vaishnav’s primary research focus is the political economy of India, and he examines issues such as corruption, ethnic politics, governance and state capacity, election finance, and distributive politics.

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  • Richard Youngs
    Senior Associate
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program

    Youngs is an expert on the foreign policy of the European Union, in particular on questions of democracy support.

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