Dr. Cora Jungbluth
Cora has been with Bertelsmann Stiftung since 2012. Before joining the GED project in April 2015, she was China expert in the “Germany and Asia” program. Her fields of expertise include international trade and investment flows, China’s economic development and Sino-EU/Sino-German economic relations.
Highlights of her work include the study “Going West – Chinese Direct investment in Germany”, which was presented in Berlin, Shanghai and Utrecht among others and referenced in German media such as Wirtschafswoche, Die Tageszeitung or Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
At the GED project, Cora specializes in macroeconomic analyses on Asia with a focus on regional trade agreements, global value chains and international investment.
Before joining Bertelsmann Stiftung, Cora was assistant professor at the Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Freiburg, Germany. Her research and teaching focused on the economic development of China and East Asia. From 2009 to 2012, she worked as a researcher at the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” at Heidelberg University, where she also acted as head of her research group. Her focus was on trends in China’s foreign direct investment. As a freelancing consultant, Cora has worked on Asia-related projects with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), among others.
Cora studied Chinese Studies and Economics at Heidelberg University, Shanghai International Studies University and Tsinghua University, Beijing. She holds a PhD in Chinese Studies from Heidelberg University. Her PhD dissertation focused on the internationalization process of Chinese enterprises and was published by the renowned German publishing house Nomos in 2014.
China – Partner and Competitor. An Analysis of Sino-German Trade Relations (1992-2010). 2015 (in German).
Going West – Chinese Direct investment in Germany. 2013 (in German).
Policy Briefs and Articles
Asia Policy Brief: Asian Middle Classes – Drivers of Political Change?, no. 6, November 2014 (with Serhat Ünaldi, Clemens Spiess and Bernhard Bartsch),
Asia Policy Brief: Going Global, Going West! Chinese Direct Investment in Germany, no. 3, May 2014.
Asia Policy Brief: Don’t Go Protectionist! Trade and Investment Relations between the EU and China, no. 1, June 2012, (with Helmut Hauschild).
“Een Kans én een Uitdaging: Chinese Investeringen in Duitsland [Chance and Challenge alike: Chinese Investment in Germany]”, Magazine nationale veiligheid en crisisbeheersing, no. 6, 2014, pp. 6-7 (in Dutch).
„With Potential: Chinese Investment in Germany”, Unternehmer Edition, no. 2, August, 2014, pp. 20-21 (in German).
„Going Global! Chinese Firms Target German Flagship Industries”, German Chamber Ticker, December-January, 2014, pp. 40-41.
„Interdependence – Trade Relations between Germany and China“, Global Contact, May 2013, pp. 24-25 (in German).
„Marching forward – Chinese Companies in Germany“, bdvd-aktuell, member magazine of the German Association of Economists, no. 122, 2013, pp. 12-13 (in German).
Media Comments and Interviews
“Highlights on finance and economics from the ‘two meetings’”, comment on China’s “New Normality”, Xinhua News, March 10, 2015 (in Chinese).
“Foreign investment by Chinese private companies are on the upward trend中国私营企业对外投资趋于上升”, interview, Xinhua News, October 7, 2014 (in Chinese).
“China and Germany rely on each other”, interview, 52° Live, No. 6.1, March-April 2014 (in German).
“The new love with the far east”, comment on Chinese investment in Germany, Handelsblatt, January 16, 2014, p. 9 (in German).
“Chinese investors pursue long-term interests”, interview, Unternehmer Edition, August 2013, p. 34 (in German).
“China and Europe accuse each other of dumping prices“,comment on solar panel dispute between the EU and China, Tagesspiegel, June 9, 2013, (in German).
“The long march through Germany“, comment on Chinese investment in Germany, Capital, June 2013, p. 36 (in German).
“China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang visits Berlin: Focus on economic and human rights issues”, interview, TZ München, May 27, 2013 (in German).
“China-Germany ties play leading role in China-EU relations“, comment on Sino-German economic relations, Xinhua News, May 25, 2013.
“Germany is China’s ‘door to Europe’”, interview, Xinhua News, May 24, 2013 (in Chinese).
“Chinese investors are better than their reputation“, comment on Chinese investment in Germany, Die Tageszeitung, April 25, 2013, p. 8, (in German).
“German Mittelstand open to offers from Chinese investors”, comment on Chinese investment in Germany, Frankfurter Allgemeines Zeitung, April 24, 2013, p. 11 (in German).
“China’s annual political sessions viewed positively by world community”, comment on China’s economic development, news release by the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, March 11, 2013.
„Unleashing the ‘Green Cat‘? The Promotion of Renewable Energy in China — Lessons from the Solar Industry“, in: Reuter, Etienne/ Men, Jing (eds.) China-EU Green Cooperation. Singapore: World Scientific, 2015, pp. 117-131.
Going Global – The International Expansion of Chinese Companies. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014 (in German).
“‘Dragons in Germany‘” – Delusions and Realities of Chinese FDI in Germany” in: Das Argument, no. 269, 2012, pp. 96-106 (in German).
“Creating a Chinese ‘Miele’? Asymmetries in the Consumer Perception of Chinese and German Brands”in: International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management (IJABIM), vol. 1, no. 4, 2010, pp. 30-42.
“Going Global, Crossing Cultures – Intercultural Management in Chinese Enterprises”, in: International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management (IJCCM), Vol. 1, No. 3, 2008, pp. 274-288.