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Max J. Zenglein’s research focuses on China’s sector-specific and macroeconomic development, Chinese-German economic relations and China’s labor market and employment. Prior to joining MERICS he worked as an economic analyst in the Beijing and Shenzhen offices of the German Chamber of Commerce Greater China, where he monitored macroeconomic conditions in the Greater China region and surveyed German companies in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In 2015 he completed his Ph.D. in political economy. He studied at the University of New York at Buffalo, the Berlin School of Economics and Law, the University of Hong Kong and the University of Kassel.
Economic Indicators: China’s economy at a glance (beta version), MERICS China Mapping, July 2017.
Made in China 2025: The making of a high-tech superpower and consequences for industrial countries, MERICS Papers on China No 2, December 2016. (with Jost Wübbeke, Mirjam Meissner, Jaqueline Ives, Björn Conrad)
China’s overrated service sector: Missing dynamics threaten growth target, MERICS China Monitor No. 35, 13 October 2016.
Trump-style tariffs against China would shoot U.S. in the foot, April 10, 2017.
China's service sector frailties may thwart key reforms, 18 October 2016.
The export of Chinese overcapacities won’t rattle Europe, 9 March 2016.
Trump-style tariffs against China would shoot US in the foot, Guest post, Financial Times beyondbrics blog, April 6, 2017.
China’s service sector frailties may thwart key reforms, Guest post, Financial Times beyondbrics blog, 17 October 2016.
Chinas überschätzter Dienstleistungssektor, in: Capital, 7 September 2016.
"German Businesses Assess China PMI Closely", Interview, Bloomberg, 2 May 2016.
"Nicht ohne Turbulenzen", Interview, Südwest Presse, 21 March 2016.