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Dr Friedrich Wu has been an adjunct associate professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) since 2005. He teaches graduate-level courses on the globalisation of the Chinese economy & enterprises, as well as country risk analysis and economic crisis forecasting. Prior to joining RSIS, he served as director of economics at Singapore’s Ministry of Trade & Industry for five years (2001-2005), and earlier as vice president/head of economic research at the DBS Bank, the largest banking group in Southeast Asia and in Singapore, for 17 years (1985-2001). His 80-plus publications on Asian economic, financial, and political issues have appeared as newspaper op-eds, trade magazine commentaries, peer-reviewed academic journal articles, and book chapters worldwide. His comments have been frequently quoted by international media such as Bloomberg, Business Week, Financial Times, Fortune, New York Times, The Economist, Wall Street Journal, etc. Dr Wu received his PhD and MA from the University of Washington in Seattle, USA.
Areas of Expertise
- Globalisation of the Chinese Economy and Enterprises
- Economic-Political Risk Analysis and Financial Crisis Forecasting
- ASEAN- China Relations
- Senior Research Associate, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, 2005-2008
WP166 | Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Funds: The Political Risk of Overseas Investments
18 September, 2008
CO17037 | China as the Next Champion of Globalisation?
28 February, 2017
CO07058 | Does China Still Need Hong Kong?
07 June, 2007
CO06113 | China's Losing Battle Against Corruption
17 October, 2006
- Wu, Friedrich. "Some Reflections on PhD Education and Careers," in Forward Engagement: RSIS as a Think Tank of International Studies and Security in the Asia-Pacific, ed. Alan Chong (Singapore: World Scientific, 2017), 121-126
- Wu, Friedrich, "China Investment Coporation's Forays into Europe and the United States: Explaining the Different Receptions." Journal of Contemporary China 25 (2016): 91-111
- Wu, Friedrich. “From Financial Assets to Financial Statecraft: The Case of China and Emerging Economies of Africa and Latin America.” Journal of Contemporary China 23 (2014): 105-132.
- Wu, Friedrich. “Singapore’s Temasek Holdings: investment and Risk Management Strategies Since the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis,” World Economics 15 (2014): 105-132.
- Wu, Friedrich. “How Safe is SAFE’s Management of China’s Official Foreign Exchange Reserves?” World Economics 14 (2013): 19-36.
- Wu, Friedrich. “Transformation of China’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Since the 2008-2009 Global Crisis,” Thunderbird International Business Review 54 (2012): 347-360.
- Wu, Friedrich. “China’s investment Corporation’s Post-Crisis investment Strategy,” World Economics 12 (2011): 123-152.
- Wu, Friedrich. “Dos and Don’ts for Chinese Companies investing in the United States: Lessons from Huawei and Haier,” Thunderbird International Business Review 53 (2011): 501-515.
- Wu, Friedrich. “The Renminbi’s Potential to Become a Global Currency,” China & World Economy 18 (2010): 63-81.
- Wu, Friedrich. “Would China’s Sovereign Wealth Fund be a Menace to the US?” China & World Economy 16 (2008): 33-47.
- Wu, Friedrich. “The Rise of China investment Corporation: A New Member of the Sovereign Wealth Club,” World Economics 9 (2008): 45-68
- Wu, Friedrich. “Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Funds: The Political Risk of Overseas investment,” World Economics 9 (2008): 97-122.
- Wu, Friedrich. “Corporate China Goes Global”, in Handbook of Research on Asian Business, ed. Henry Yeung (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2007), 445-465.
- Wu, Friedrich. “Does China Still Need Hong Kong?” World Economics 8 (2007): 271-275.
- Wu, Friedrich. “What Could Brake China’s Rapid Ascent in the World Economy?” World Economics 7 (2006): 63-87.
- Wu, Friedrich. “The Globalization of Corporate China,” NBR Analysis 16 (2005): 1-29.
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