Matt Ferchen

Chinese Political Economy

Here you will find links and citations of my research on Chinese Political Economy. While much of my work touches upon this topic, this page is for my work that does not overlap with my other research categories.

Domestic Chinese Political Economy

International Chinese Political Economy


The Contradictions of China’s Developing Country Identity” Caijing, June 14 2014

The latest World Bank report predicts China will likely surpass the United States as the world’s largest economy in 2014. This report underscores the contradiction in China’s identity as a developing country.

Max Baucus and Montana’s Asian Diplomatic Legacy” Caijing, March 5 2014

Max Baucus follows in an important Montana tradition of East Asian policy and diplomacy.


Time to Rethink China’s Peaceful Development PolicyCarnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, November 6, 2013

China’s leaders cannot neglect foreign policy at the third plenum.

Whose China Model Is It Anyway? The Contentious Search for ConsensusReview of International Political Economy (RIPE), April 3, 2013

Any comparative exercise that contrasts the Chinese model of state–economy relations with that of the United States is inherently political and prone to various angles of critique


“The China Model in Transition: Domestic and International Implications” Javeriana University, “China and Latin America: Strategic Partners in a Multipolar World?,” September 3, 2012


Self-Serving Firms Hurt Delicate Diplomacy” Global Times, November 11 2011 (Chinese version here)

China’s future role in the international community is hotly debated both inside and outside the country. It remains to be seen how China’s growing public power might affect the government’s foreign policy.

Export Dependence: If China Stops, Then What?” (with Alicia Garcia-Herrero) China Economic Quarterly, Volume 15, Issue 3, September 2011: 33-37

For the last decade South American exports of mining, agricultural, and energy commodities to China have boomed, leading countries like Argentina, Brazil, and Chile to worry about rising commodity dependency on China.


Regulating Market Order in China: Economic Ideas, Marginal Markets and the State,” PhD Dissertation, Cornell University, January 2008

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