Robert WADE – Shaun BRESLIN – WANG Zhengyi – Giuseppe GABUSI


Robert WADE, Professor of Political Economy and Development, London School of Economics

Shaun BRESLIN, Professor of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick

WANG Zhengyi, 王正毅, Professor of International Political Economy, Peking University

Giuseppe GABUSI, Professor of International Political Economy and Political Economy of East Asia, University of Torino


Robert WADE is currently Professor of Political Economy and Development at the Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics. He worked at Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, 1972-95; World Bank, 1984-88; Princeton Woodrow Wilson School, 1989/90; MIT Sloan School, 1992; Brown University, 1996-2000. Fellow of Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton 1992/93; Russell Sage Foundation 1997/98; Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin 2000/01. Professor Wade is the author of Irrigation and Politics in South Korea (1982), Village Republics: The Economic Conditions of Collective Action in India (1988, 1994), Governing the Market: Economic Theory and the Role of Government in East Asia’s Industrialization (1990, 2003). Latter he won American Political Science Association’s award of Best Book in Political Economy, 1992.


Shaun BRESLIN is Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. He is an Associate Fellow of the Asia Research Centre based at Murdoch University and an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the Centre for European Studies, Renmin University. Professor Breslin is the Co-Editor of the Pacific Review. He also sits on the Editorial Committee of the Review of International Studies, the China and World Economy and Fudan Review of International Relations. In 2010, he joined Chatham House as an Associate Fellow in their Asia Programme. He is the author of China in the 1980s: Centre-Province Relations in a Reforming Socialist State (1996), Mao (1998; 2000), China and the Global Political Economy (2007).


WANG Zhengyi is Professor and Chair of the Department of International Political Economy (IPE) at the School of International Studies, Peking University. As one of the founders of IPE in China, Professor Wang has promoted the development and institutionalization of IPE in the country. His research interests are in the broad area of international political economy, with a special focus on China’s political economy with reference to globalization and East Asian regionalism. Among his numerous publications in English and Chinese, two of the most influential in establishing the discipline of IPE in China are World System and China (2000) and International Political Economy: Paradigms and Realities (2003).


Giuseppe GABUSI is currently Adjoint Professor of International Political Economy and Political Economy of East Asia at the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society of the University of Torino, and an associate at the TOChina centre of the same department. Giuseppe is also an associate at the East-West Center. As one of the six co-founders of the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai), he is Head of research (Emerging Actors Area), mainly working on China, and coordinating a research agenda on Myanmar’s ‘Renaissance’ – T.wai’s only inter-area project, in partnership with the Australian National University. He is member of the editorial board of the OrizzonteCina bi-monthly journal. His research interests include: China’s political economy and foreign economic policy; Italy’s foreign economic policy; developmental states; Myanmar’s political economy.