Wu Yongping

Professor of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University

    WU Yongping is professor at the School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University. His research areas include the government-business relations, industrial policy, SOEs and China’s development, China’s administration reform and governance, and cross-Taiwan Strait relations. He authors A Political Explanation of Economic Growth: State Survival, Bureaucratic Politics, and Private Enterprises in the Making of Taiwan’s Economy, 1950-1985 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005), Rent Seeking in China (co-editor, London: Routledge, 2009), Rent Seeking and China’s Industrial Development (Co-editor, Beijing: Commercial Press, 2010).

    Wu holds a Ph.D. degree from Leiden University, the Netherlands, a Master degree in history from Peking University, and a BA degree in history from Peking University. Before joining Tsinghua in 2002, he was a post-doctoral researcher in the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to Harvard, he was a lecturer in the Department of History, Peking University.