Matt Ferchen

Former  Nonresident 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 ran a program on China’s economic and political relations with the developing world, including Latin America.

PhD, Cornell University
MA, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
BA, University of Puget Sound

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  • Spanish

Matt Ferchen is no longer with the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.

Matt Ferchen was a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, where he ran the China and the Developing World Program. His previous research and writing have focused on the political economy of the “China model” of development, as well as China’s relations with Latin America. Building on this background, his current projects examine how China is managing political risk in its ties to fragile states, and on the nexus of development and security in China’s foreign policy.

Ferchen is part of the Public Intellectual Program sponsored by the National Committee on United States-China Relations. His work has appeared in numerous media publications such as Foreign Affairs, Caijing, the Diplomat, EL PAÍS, and Phoenix Weekly, as well as in academic publications such as the Review of International Political Economy and the Chinese Journal of International Politics.

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