Matt Ferchen
Head of Global China Research
Matt Ferchen

Matt Ferchen's research focuses on China's economic statecraft, China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as part of China-developing country relations with Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa, and on US-China relations. He specializes in connections between China's domestic and foreign political economy, the governance of China’s informal economy, and the relationship between economic development and security in China’s foreign policy.

Matt also coordinates research in the Foreign Relations team at MERICS.
 
From 2008 to 2017 Ferchen was a faculty member in the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University and from 2011 to 2019 he was a scholar with the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, where he directed the China and the Developing World program. He holds an MA from John Hopkins SAIS and a PhD from Cornell University.

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Matt Ferchen

Head of Global China Research

Matt Ferchen's research focuses on China's economic statecraft, China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as part of China-developing country relations with Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa, and on US-China relations. He specializes in connections between China's domestic and foreign political economy, the governance of China’s informal economy, and the relationship between economic development and security in China’s foreign policy.

Matt also coordinates research in the Foreign Relations team at MERICS.
 
From 2008 to 2017 Ferchen was a faculty member in the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University and from 2011 to 2019 he was a scholar with the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, where he directed the China and the Developing World program. He holds an MA from John Hopkins SAIS and a PhD from Cornell University.

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