Muyang Chen

Ph.D. 2018
Muyang Chen

Dissertation Project

Between State and Market: China’s Development Banking in Comparative Perspective

Professional Background

Policy Analysis


Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, Statistical Analysis



Muyang’s research interests include infrastructure finance, development banking, international development, and state-market relations. Her dissertation project examines China’s development banking through a comparative lens. She has been a visiting scholar at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (Japan) and a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the Global Development Policy Center of Boston University. She received her bachelor’s degrees from Peking University and Waseda University, and an MA from University of California, Berkeley. A native speaker of Chinese, she is also fluent in Japanese and Korean and speaks basic German. After graduating from the Jackson School’s PhD program, Muyang works as an Assistant Professor at the School of International Studies, Peking University.


Grants & Fellowships

  • An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship (Declined), Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program, Harvard University, 2019-20
  • Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Global Development Policy Center, Boston University, 2018
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, 2017
  • Kristen Kawakami Dean Fellowship of 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) Principal Junior Fellow, International Policy Institute, University of Washington, 2015-2016
  • China Studies Fellowship, University of Washington, 2014-15
  • Japan Studies Fellowship, University of Washington, 2014-15

Dissertation Committee

Post Graduation

Assistant Professor, School of International Studies, Peking University

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