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Head of Program Public Policy  
Head of Program Public Policy

Matthias Stepan is the head of the research program on Chinese public policy. He is an expert on policy-making processes and China’s state-party nexus. His research focuses on the changing role of government, multi-level governance, better regulation, and the transformation of China’s social security system.

Prior to joining MERICS, he worked as a researcher and junior lecturer at the VU University Amsterdam. In 2008-2010, he was affiliated with the Beijing based EU-China Social Security Reform Cooperation Project, where he supported the preparation of policy advice to Chinese central government ministries. Stepan is actively engaged in the academic exchange among leading European and Chinese experts in the field of public policy, especially social policy

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in: China Policy Institute: Analysis, September 19, 2017.

in: ChinaFile, A ChinaFile Conversation, 11/09/2017.

in: China Policy Institute Analysis, 11/11/2016.

in: ChinaFile, A ChinaFile Conversation, 25/10/2016.

in: China Policy Institute Analysis, 14/10/2016.

in: The China Quarterly, Volume 226, pp. 456-476. (with Enze Han and Tim Reeskens)

in: Journal Of Current Chinese Affairs, 45(2), pp. 113-147. (with Lu Quan)

in: Brij Mohan (ed.) Global Frontiers of Social Development in Theory and Practice, 2015. London: Palgrave Macmillan.(with Sander Chan)

in: ASIEN German Journal on Contemporary Asia, 134 (January 2015), pp. 210 – 211.