Wendy Leutert is the GLP-Ming Z. Mei Chair of Chinese Economics and Trade at Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Her research and teaching interests include political economy, comparative politics, and international relations, with a regional focus on China and East Asia.
Her current projects focus on China’s economy and politics, with specific focus on state-owned enterprises, corporate governance, and international investment and trade. Other areas of research include leadership in China’s public sector, the politics and process of economic reform, Chinese companies’ global expansion, and Sino-Japanese exchanges. Dr. Leutert’s research is forthcoming or has been published in journals including Business and Politics, World Development, New Political Economy, Asia Policy, Pacific Affairs, The China Quarterly, and China Perspectives.
Her work has been supported by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the U.S. Department of Education through the Fulbright-Hays and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the Chinese Scholarship Council, among others.
Previously she was An Wang postdoctoral fellow at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, postdoctoral fellow at the Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, and postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Contemporary China, University of Pennsylvania. She also worked for International Crisis Group in Beijing.
Dr. Leutert holds a Ph.D. in government from Cornell University, a M.A. in international relations from Tsinghua University, and a B.A. in political science and philosophy from Wellesley College.