On a general note Stefan’s research is concerned with the dynamics and consequences of political and social change in China. During the past ten years he worked on a wide range of topics: His Ph.D. thesis dealt with the political economy of financial market regulation in China. Later he worked on China’s fiscal system as well as the role of universities in China’s national system of innovation.
Stefan’s most recent project seeks to understand technology and in particular the Internet as a motor for social and political change in China. In this context he is mainly concerned with the production and commodification of data and he is a member of the research group Digital China
Read more about the Digital China project here
Other recent research is concerned with the effectiveness of environmental policies as well as public perceptions on environmental protection.
For more detailed inquires please contact Stefan directly.