Economy Focus On  East Asia

 
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    CrossTalk: World Without West
    Douglas H. Paal November 15, 2014 Russia Today

    As the world pivots to Asia, China has its own plans for this vast region.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Behind the Curtain at APEC
    Evan A. Feigenbaum November 14, 2014 China File

    With tensions between the West and Russia running high over Ukraine, China and Japan still wrangling over the Diaoyu islands, and America and China fighting over the same old stuff, it’s easy to be cynical about APEC. But this year’s summit seemed to accomplish quite a lot.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    What Is Beijing Going to do About Slowing Growth?
    Evan A. Feigenbaum October 20, 2014 CNBC

    Even though Beijing’s leaders realize the need for reform, resistance from state-owned enterprises presents a political barrier to implementing changes.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    China and Venezuela Reaffirm Economic, Social Ties
    Matt Ferchen July 21, 2014

    Though China is growing increasingly concerned about Venezuela’s economic, social, and political stability, it continues to provide finance and investment in an effort to strengthen relations.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Pivot Off-Balance?
    Douglas H. Paal July 10, 2014 RT’s Worlds Apart

    The U.S. rebalance toward East Asia is an effective strategy to unite diplomacy, economics and trade, and security in a critical and fast-growing region of the world.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Why the United States, China Need a ‘Track Record of Success’
    Evan A. Feigenbaum July 8, 2014 CNBC

    While China’s increasing regional assertiveness is bleeding over into U.S.-China relations, the two countries also have many opportunities for greater economic cooperation.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Event
    Democracy Is More Difficult Than Physics
    Giovanna Dore, Karl Jackson, Vikram Nehru November 19, 2014 Washington, DC

    Emerging democracies are periodically vulnerable to legitimacy crises by the expansion of popular participation.

     
  • Event
    National Insecurity
    David Rothkopf, Joshua Bolten, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Brent Scowcroft October 30, 2014 Washington, DC

    From the Middle East to Eastern Europe, crises grip the globe. A growing group of rivals and dangerous non-state actors now pose an array of new threats to the international order.

     
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    Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism
    Moisés Naím, Milan Vaishnav, Louise Shelley October 22, 2014 Washington, DC

    The entangled threat of crime, corruption, and terrorism remain important security challenges in the twenty-first century.

     
  • Event
    The End of Convergence?
    Uri Dadush, Vikram Nehru, Carl Dahlman October 15, 2014 Washington, DC

    Convergence, the narrowing of the income gap between poor and rich countries, is one of the great stories of our time. A recent report shows that convergence has slowed in recent years, and that productivity in developing countries is not rising rapidly enough in key sectors.

     
  • Event
    Asian Poverty: The Untold Story
    Shang-Jin Wei, Vikram Nehru October 9, 2014 Washington, DC

    According to the World Bank’s standard poverty measure, one in five Asians live in extreme poverty. However, a recent Asian Development Bank (ADB) report, asserts that this standard measure does not capture the true extent of extreme poverty in the region.

     
  • Event
    Abenomics: Will It Work for Japan and the Region?
    Dennis Botman, Charles Collyns, Stephen Danninger, Vikram Nehru, Tsuney Yanagihara, James L. Schoff October 2, 2014 Washington, DC

    A recent IMF staff report on Japan finds some progress for so-called Abenomics, but says that progress is uneven and substantial medium-term risks remain. The success or failure of the policies have important implications for both Japan and the region.

     
  • Event
    The Impact of Asian Investment on Africa’s Textile Industries
    Tang Xiaoyang, Pang Xun, Jeremy Goldkorn, Liu Haifang September 26, 2014 Beijing

    The investment of Asian firms in Africa’s cotton, textile, and apparel sectors could be both a boon and a hindrance for Africa’s own internal production.

     
  • Event
    The UK in the Asian Century
    Douglas H. Paal, Hugo Swire July 15, 2014 Washington, DC

    The UK’s future in Asia extends far beyond China. Going beyond mutually beneficial bilateral relations, the UK is focused on reinforcing a multi-faceted approach encompassing business, security, and values.

     
  • Event
    One Year After Sunnylands: Assessing the U.S.-China Relationship

    President Obama’s recent visit to Asia underscored the importance of the U.S.-China relationship and the challenge of managing it in the context of increasing interdependence, but also tension and mistrust.

     
  • Event
    Sino-EU Relations Post-EU Parliamentary Elections
    Shi Zhiqin, Tian Dewen, Zhang Jian May 28, 2014 Beijing

    Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent tour of Europe underscored the strengthening of China-EU economic ties over the last few years. However, changes in the EU’s internal political sphere may affect the current state of China-EU relations.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Rethinking China’s State-Owned Enterprises
    Yukon Huang November 21, 2014 Financial Times

    Beijing must allow domestic and foreign private interests to play a larger role in the reform of state-owned enterprises in areas such as finance, education, health, and telecommunications for maximum reform impact.

     
  • Event
    Democracy Is More Difficult Than Physics
    Giovanna Dore, Karl Jackson, Vikram Nehru November 19, 2014 Washington, DC

    Emerging democracies are periodically vulnerable to legitimacy crises by the expansion of popular participation.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Railway Dispute Shows Weaknesses of China-Mexico Economic Ties
    Matt Ferchen November 17, 2014 World Politics Review

    Mexico City’s cancellation of a rail contract with Beijing underscores why Chinese government and commercial actors must demonstrate a sophisticated grasp of Mexican political and regulatory realities.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    CrossTalk: World Without West
    Douglas H. Paal November 15, 2014 Russia Today

    As the world pivots to Asia, China has its own plans for this vast region.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Behind the Curtain at APEC
    Evan A. Feigenbaum November 14, 2014 China File

    With tensions between the West and Russia running high over Ukraine, China and Japan still wrangling over the Diaoyu islands, and America and China fighting over the same old stuff, it’s easy to be cynical about APEC. But this year’s summit seemed to accomplish quite a lot.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Pax Sinica: China and the New Russia
    Akio Kawato November 14, 2014

    Pax Sinica has come. Countries in China’s orbit will be given security guarantees and trade preferences as long as they remain allegiant. Thus, the pivot to Asia will only drive Russia to unnecessary dependence on China.

     
  • Q&A
    Obama Is Back in Asia
    Douglas H. Paal November 6, 2014

    With fears mounting that Washington has lost focus on Asia, Obama’s summit-filled trip to the region is an opportunity to reconnect with leaders and chart a clear course.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russia’s Performance in Multilateral Organizations: Pivot to Asia or Just to China?
    Alexander Gabuev November 6, 2014

    For Russia, the upcoming APEC Summit is seen primarily as an opportunity to attend important, bilateral meetings, not to talk about common issues in the Asia-Pacific.

     
  • Op-Ed
    China, Europe, and Optimal Currency Zones
    Michael Pettis November 5, 2014 China Financial Markets

    While China is a more integrated optimal currency zone than the EU, there are still frictional costs across provinces that will require Beijing to make some adjustments, which have their own costs.

     
  • Event
    National Insecurity
    David Rothkopf, Joshua Bolten, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Brent Scowcroft October 30, 2014 Washington, DC

    From the Middle East to Eastern Europe, crises grip the globe. A growing group of rivals and dangerous non-state actors now pose an array of new threats to the international order.

     

Carnegie Economists

  • Uri Dadush
    Senior Associate
    International Economics Program

    Dadush is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He focuses on trends in the global economy and is currently tracking developments in the eurozone crisis.

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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
    Distinguished Fellow
    International Economics Program

    Naím is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 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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  • 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, nuclear policy, and the security and economic aspects of transatlantic relations.

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Carnegie Experts on Political Economy

  • Cornelius Adebahr
    Associate
    Europe Program

    Adebahr is an associate in the Europe Program 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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  • 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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  • 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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