Muyang Chen

Ph.D. 2018
Muyang Chen

Dissertation Project

Development Banking in China: A Comparative View

Professional Background

Researcher at the NY Times, Analyst at China Policy


Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, Statistical Analysis (STATA, R)



Muyang studies state-market relations. Her Master’s thesis at UC Berkeley compares marketization of development banks in China and Japan. Her doctoral research focuses on understanding how relationship between state and public-banks affect foreign ventures of domestic firms, internationalization of currency, and foreign policy. Muyang has conducted research at the China Development Bank, the Exim Bank of China, the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (Seoul), the New York Times Shanghai Bureau, and China Policy (Beijing). She earned her Bachelor’s degrees from Peking University and Waseda University. A native speaker of Chinese, Muyang is also fluent in Japanese and Korean and speaks basic German.


Grants & Fellowships

  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, 2017
  • Kristen Kawakami Dean Fellowship, Japan Studies, University of Washington, 2017
  • CIAC Research Travel Grant Award, Association for Asian Studies, 2017
  • China Studies Research Grant, University of Washington, 2017
  • SSI (Space Security Initiative) Junior Fellow, IPI, University of Washington, 2015-2016
  • China Studies Fellowship, University of Washington, 2014-15
  • Japan Studies Fellowship, University of Washington, 2014-15

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