About the Authors
Marianne Schneider-Petsinger is a research fellow in the US and the Americas Programme at Chatham House, responsible for analysis at the nexus of political and economic issues. She writes and speaks on global trade, transatlantic economic cooperation, and the US’s use of geoeconomic strategies and tools. Marianne is a regular speaker and panellist at events and conferences, as well as a guest commentator on broadcast news.
Before joining Chatham House in 2016, she managed the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue, an international membership body representing consumer organizations in the EU and the US. She also previously worked for a think-tank on transatlantic affairs in the US, and for an economics ministry in Germany. Marianne holds a BA in international affairs and economics from the University of Maine. She completed her master’s degree, focusing on international trade and finance, at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Dr Jue Wang is a lecturer at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies. She is a scholar of international political economy, with a focus on China, its external economic relationships and its role in regional and global economic governance. She also has a wide range of research interests in international economic organizations, international cooperation and the development of emerging economies. Dr Wang is an associate fellow in the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House. She regularly comments on Chinese and international affairs for media outlets including the BBC, CGTN, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, and The Times. She received her PhD from the University of Warwick.
Dr Yu Jie is senior research fellow on China in the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House, focusing on the decision-making process of Chinese foreign policy as well as China’s economic diplomacy. She speaks and writes frequently in major media outlets such as the BBC and Financial Times; and regularly briefs senior policy practitioners from the G7 member governments, the UK Cabinet Office and the Silk Road Fund in Beijing, as well as major FTSE 100 companies. Yu Jie has testified at the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee and the International Trade Committee. She was head of China Foresight at LSE IDEAS. Prior to LSE, she was a management consultant, specializing in Chinese state-owned enterprise investments in Europe and Chinese market entry strategies for European conglomerates at the London Office of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. She has been recognized as a ‘Leading Woman’ of the London School of Economics for her contribution to teaching and engaging in public debates on China’s foreign affairs. She remains an associate fellow at LSE IDEAS.
James Crabtree is a Singapore-based author and journalist, and an associate professor of practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. His best-selling 2018 book, The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India’s New Gilded Age was short-listed for the FT/McKinsey book of the year. Prior to academia, James worked for the Financial Times, most recently as Mumbai bureau chief. He is now a columnist for Nikkei Asian Review, and an associate fellow at the Asia-Pacific programme at Chatham House.
James has written for a range of global publications, including the New York Times, Economist, Wired, and Foreign Policy. Prior to journalism he was an adviser in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.