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Professor Jason Zhao

Associate Professor of International Development and Policy

Dr. Jianzhi (Jason) Zhao is an Associate Professor (Reader) in International Development and Public Policy. He also has extensive experience in the policy world. He has worked at multiple development organizations, including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and Inter-American Development Bank. He was a visiting researcher at the Bank of Finland and consulted with UNIDO. He has also worked at the People's Bank of China (China's central bank) as a summer Ph.D. researcher. His work has been invited to present at various government agencies, such as China's Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Commerce, the U. S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Bank of Finland, and UNDP. He was a Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University and received his Ph.D. specializing in International Economic and Development Policy from the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park.
 
His personal website is here: www.jianzhizhao.org
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

Research interests

My research spans the areas of global development, global governance, global public policy, and international political economy, with a particular focus on the role of international governmental organizations (IGOs) and international non-governmental organizations (INGO). Specifically, most of my research centers around three main streams. 

In addition, I regularly conduct evidenced-based policy studies and impact evaluations by taking advantage of various data and empirical methods, with a particular focus on the Chinese context. 

 
 

 

 
 

Research supervision

I will be happy to supervise students in the broad areas of global development, global governance, and global public policy. 

 

 

 
 

Biography

I am an Associate Professor (Reader) in International Development and Public Policy at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. I also have extensive experience in the policy world. I have worked at multiple development organizations, including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and Inter-American Development Bank. I was a visiting researcher at the Bank of Finland and consulted with UNIDO. I have also worked at the People's Bank of China (China's central bank) as a summer Ph.D. researcher. My research has appeared in many international peer-reviewed journals, such as International Organization, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, American Review of Public Administration, Public Administration, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and Journal of Chinese Political Science.  My work has been invited to present at various government agencies, such as China's Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Commerce, the U. S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Bank of Finland, and UNDP. I was a Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University and received my Ph.D. specializing in International Economic and Development Policy from the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park.

My research spans the areas of global development, global governance, global public policy, and international political economy, with a particular focus on the role of international governmental organizations (IGOs) and international non-governmental organizations (INGO). Specifically, most of my research centers around three main streams. 

In addition, I regularly conduct evidenced-based policy studies and impact evaluations by taking advantage of various data and empirical methods, with a particular focus on the Chinese context. 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

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