Shengjie Ding

Shengjie Ding


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Research interests

My research interest concerns the historical origin of East Asian developmental states. In particular, it scrutinises the help and hindrance of colonial institutions and bureaucracies in Japan and its former colonies to the postwar Economic Miracle in these countries.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Economic History, Master of Social Science, Dissertation: From zaibatsu to keiretsu: An institutionalist perspective on the organisation of Mitsubishi, LSE London School of Economics & Political Science

1 Oct 201930 Sept 2020

Award Date: 30 Sept 2020

Politics, Bachelor of Arts, Dissertation: Institutions and Growth: Quantifying the developmental divergence amongst transition economies, University College London

1 Sept 201630 Jun 2019

Award Date: 30 Jun 2019


  • JQ Political institutions Asia
  • HC Economic History and Conditions
  • DS Asia


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