Markus Taube

Markus Taube

Professor / Chair for the Economy of East Asia / China at the Mercator School of Management, University of Duisburg-Essen

Prof. Dr. Markus Taube holds the Chair for East Asian Economic Studies / China as a faculty member of the Mercator School of Management. He is the Director of the IN- EAST School of Advanced Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen as well as a Co-Director of the Confucius Institute Metropolis Ruhr, a Sino-German organisation for cultural exchange and civil society dialog. Markus Taube has been appointed to Visiting Professor positions at various universities such as Nankai University, Tianjin (2014-2017 "1000 Plan", 2019-2022), Ca`Foscari University, Venice (2015-2016), Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan (2017-2020), Jilin University, Changchun (2017-2022), as well as Wuhan University, (2018-permanent). He is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), Berlin (since 2013), and the Chinese Economic Association / Europe (CEA) (since 2016), the Research Council of the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (German Institute for International and Security Affairs, SWP), Berlin (since 2017). He has been part of the Experts-Group for the "Sino-German Innovation Platform" at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (2017-2019).

Research project

"Is Global Economic Governance Becoming More ‘Chinese’? Inventory and Analysis of Institutional Transfers Originating in China"

Since the – externally enforced – opening of China to the global economy in the mid-19th century,  China’s integration into the global economic system has been mostly determined by a passive  adoption of norms and regulatory principles developed in the “West”. It is only in recent years, as  China’s absolute and relative economic might in the global economic system has risen dramatically,  that a more active Chinese approach towards the institutional ordering of global economic  interaction can be observed. This research project analyses the drivers of institutional transfers from  China to other parts of the world and its impact on economic ordering systems in a national, regional  as well as global dimension.