Dr. Cora Jungbluth
Senior Expert,
Bertelsmann Stiftung

 

Dr Cora Jungbluth is a senior expert in the program Mega Trends at the German Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh. Her research focus is on foreign direct investment and international trade (especially the role of emerging economies).

 

Her studies and reports have been referenced in national and international media, such as the Economist, NPR, Xinhua News, El Pais, 3Sat, Handelsblatt. Cora also is a frequent speaker on various issues related to her research, such as investment from emerging economies or investment screening mechanisms. She has, for example, presented her research at several policy institutions of EU member states and at the European Parliament.

 

Before joining Bertelsmann Stiftung, Cora was assistant professor at the Institute of Chinese Studies of the University of Freiburg. As a freelancing consultant, she has worked on Asia-related projects with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), among others. Cora studied Chinese Studies and Economics at Heidelberg University, Shanghai International Studies University and Tsinghua University, Beijing. She holds a PhD degree in Chinese Studies from Heidelberg University. Her dissertation focused on the internationalization process of Chinese companies. It was published by the renowned German publishing house Nomos Verlag in 2015.

 

 

Publications

Globalization Report 2018: Who Benefits Most from Globalization?

https://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/es/publikationen/publikation/did/policy-brief-201802-globalization-report-2018-who-benefits-most-from-globalization/?tx_rsmbstpublications_pi2%5Bpage%5D=1&cHash=cf2ee9f6893c0a91db326325ecbfdc1e

Is China Systematically Buying Up Key Technologies?

https://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/de/publikationen/publikation/did/is-china-systematically-buying-up-key-technologies/

How Hidden Protectionism Impacts International Trade

https://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/de/publikationen/publikation/did/policy-brief-201709-how-hidden-protectionism-impacts-international-trade/?tx_rsmbstpublications_pi2%5Bfilterpreis%5D=0&tx_rsmbstpublications_pi2%5BfilterSprache%5D%5B2%5D=1&tx_rsmbstpublications_pi2%5Bpage%5D=4&cHash=221fa597183bbc0801f2688697704fb4

Trump & Brexit: European-Asian Economic Relations under New Conditions

https://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/de/publikationen/publikation/did/trump-brexit/

Challenge and Opportunity: Chinese Direct Investment in Germany

https://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/en/publications/publication/did/challenge-and-opportunity/

 

Public Apearances

NPR: Germany Scrambles To Curb Chinese Economic Control In Country’s Rust Belt

http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2018/10/03/china-economic-control-germany

3sat Makro: China hat “langfristiges Interesse”

http://www.3sat.de/mediathek/?mode=play&obj=75803

Phönix TV: China auf Einkaufstour in Deutschland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzF_H3tVfic

CGTN: The Heat: Asia-Europe Economic Relations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge9AiBppQ-w

DW Talk: China’s acquisitions in Europe | Made in Germany

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTZ75r8WV3c

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Published Posts by Dr. Cora Jungbluth
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The Tide is Turning: How Emerging Markets are catching up as Global Investors
Should We Worry?


Developed economies have dominated global FDI flows in the past, with outsourcing of labor-intensive production from high-wage industrialized countries (like Germany) to low-wage developing countries (like China). No longer. Since the global financial crisis, this pattern has started to shift, with China emerging as a major global investor. The textile and electronic industry are classic […] More ...

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China's Economy Today: Effects on Germany
Part 4 of our mini-series on Global Value Chains


This week we focus on the role of China for German key industries. The rise of China’s economy in the last two decades has been breathtaking. Starting from scratch, the country has become the 2nd largest economy in the world in terms of gross domestic product and accounts for 11.5 percent of world trade. When it comes to exports, China has even been the uncontested world champion for nearly a decade. More ...

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Shades of 2008 - Unprecedented Levels of China's Debt Threaten the Entire Global Economy
Scaling China's Great Wall of Debt Will Require More than Smoke and Mirrors


The figures of the Chinese debts are subject to ongoing discussion among economists. Will the enormous rise in Chinese corporate and private debt lead to another global financial crisis or will it be managed by the Chinese government? If China’s debt management fails, the macroeconomic effects are expected to overshadow the catastrophic effects of the 2008 financial and economic crises by large. More ...

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Time for New Allies? The EU Should Push EU Asia Economic Relations
Thoughts on the eve of the ASEM: Global Partners for Global Challenges, Summit


The Economic Ministers of the 53 member states of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) are convening in Seoul from September 21 to 22, 2017. Given the rising protectionism worldwide and especially U.S. president Donald Trump’s nationalistic economic policy, we argue that this meeting is an opportunity to signal good economic cooperation beetween Asia and Europe. More ...

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Globalization Report 2018: What about the NAFTA Countries?
Interconnectedness of the three countries beyond the FIFA World Cup 2026


The FIFA World Cup 2026 will take place in the three member states of the North-American Free Trade Area (NAFTA) – Mexico, Canada and the United States. This was officially announced today (June 13th, 2018). This huge event will certainly enhance the international interconnectedness of the three countries not only in the fields of sports, but also in many other areas. We take this as an occasion to look at the level of globalization the three NAFTA members have reached already and how much they have benefitted so far from increasing international interconnectedness. We base this analysis on our “Globalization Report 2018“ which we published last week (June 8th, 2018). More ...

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Globalization Report 2018: What about the BRICS countries?
Why are they not the main profiteers?


In terms of real gross domestic product (GDP) per capital, industrialized economies are the biggest winners of increasing globalization. Why are the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) , some of which are regarded as the engines of globalization, not the main profiteers? This is the question we are looking into in this blog post. More ...

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Globalization Report 2018: Who Benefits Most from Globalization?
For the 3rd time in a row – industrialized countries are biggest winners in globalization


The main question in the “Globalization Report 2018” is: What impact did the increase in globalization between 1990 and 2016 have on real – i.e. inflation-adjusted – GDP per capita in the 42 countries analyzed. This indicator was chosen because it is more meaningful for the prosperity of citizens than the GDP of the economy as a whole. More ...

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Is China Systematically Buying Up German Key Technologies?
An Analysis of Chinese Acquisitions in Germany in the Context of “Made in China 2025”


Foreign direct investment (FDI) can have positive effects, such as job creation, on the host country’s economy. However, the surge in Chinese M&A transactions in Germany has recently aroused suspicion. What is behind the increased interest in "Made in Germany"? And in which sectors do investors from China invest most frequently? More ...

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Asia and Europe: Prospects for Asia-Europe Economic Cooperation in a New World Order
GED participates in the Asia-Europe Economic Forum 2017 in Seoul


The 14th Asia-Europe Economic Forum (AEEF), which took place in Seoul from September 20-21, 2017, included sessions on international trade and investment, the 4th industrial revolution and macroeconomic policy coordination among others. Special consideration was given to the role of European-Asian economic cooperation in times of Trump and Brexit. More ...

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GED Focus Paper: Trump & Brexit – European-Asian Economic Relations Under New Conditions
Asia and Europe need each other and there is more room to intensify interregional cooperation


The Economic Ministers of the 53 member states of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) are convening in Seoul from September 21 to 22, 2017. Given the rising protectionism worldwide and especially U.S. president Donald Trump’s nationalistic economic policy, we argue that this meeting is an opportunity to signal good economic cooperation beetween Asia and Europe. More ...

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How Much Will Brexit Impact the UK's Trading Power?
Calculating the Effects of Brexit on an EU-India Free Trade Agreement


Since June 2007 India and the EU have undergone negotiations for a comprehensive trade deal. This blogpost will look at the effects of Brexit on an EU-India Free Trade Agreement and will assess whether the UK could compete with the EU for a future FTA with India, which is continuing to expand its role as a major player in global trade. More ...

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Webinar Recording - Who benefits from an EU India Trade Deal ?


Talks between India and the EU about a possible Free Trade Agreement (FTA) have been going on for some while now and have been anything but easy so far. The recording of our latest GED webinar tells you the economic effects such an agreement could potentially have. More ...

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GED Webinar: The EU-Japan Trade Agreement
Learn more about the economic effects and policy implications of the next big trade deal


TTIP is seemingly breathing its last breath and President Donald Trump declared the US’ official withdrawal from TPP. Are mega-regional trade agreements at an end then? Not quite. Nowadays many experts are looking at the trade deal negotiations between the EU and Japan to set a renewed signal against protectionism and for free trade among the global economic community. More ...

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EU-Japan: Free Trade Agreement Commitment to Economic Cooperation
Learn all about the effects of the proposed trade deal in our newest GED Study!


A new study of the ifo Institute on behalf of Bertelsmann Stiftung shows that both the EU and Japan could gain additional benefit from a free trade agreement. More importantly, however, the agreement would signal a clear commitment to economic cooperation and free trade in the era of Brexit and Trump. More ...

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US-China Relations – The Next Big Issue for America’s New President
Is China stealing America's spotlight?


Trump vs. Clinton – On 8th November, the USA elects a new president. During the campaign, China was portrayed as the embodiment of globalization trends and held responsible for what appear to be the increasingly negative effects of globalization on the USA’s economy. Will the USA, once the most prominent champion of free trade, become drawn into a downward spiral of protectionism? More ...

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Chinese Direct Investment in Germany
Chance and Challenge


Over the last years China has steadily increased their investments into countries outside of Asia, often being greeted with mixed feelings by other countries. Our study has analyzed Chinese foreign direct investment over recent years in Germany and reached mixed conclusions. More ...