30 April 2021

Chinese Sovereign Wealth Funds: geopolitical tools or commercial means?

Adam Dixon, associate professor of Globalisation and Development at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS), is the principal investigator of the ERC funded project ‘Legitimacy, Financialization, and Varieties of Capitalism: Understanding Sovereign Wealth Funds in Europe’ (SWFsEUROPE). This project focuses on explaining how Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) are made legitimate as state actors in the economy and financial markets and how state capital is reshaping the political economy of global development.

Imogen Liu is involved in this project as a PhD candidate. For her PhD dissertation, she focuses on the processes and actors involved in state capital that transcends national borders, by exploring the international activities of Chinese SWFs and state-owned firms.