Dr Yuezhou Yang

Dr Yuezhou Yang

Research Fellow

School of Public Policy

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Key Expertise
Political Economy, Development, Property Rights, Global China, Africa

About me

Yuezhou Yang is a Research Fellow at the LSE-Fudan Global Public Policy Hub of the School of Public Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science. She completed her PhD in International Development at the LSE, and holds an MSc in Bioenergy from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Yuezhou’s doctorate studies property institutions in Africa and their economic effects on Chinese agricultural investment. It is an original documentation of Chinese investors in African agriculture that offers an updated analytical look at African state capacity in governing foreign investment in the land domain. Currently, Yuezhou is developing two research projects: 1) The Politics of State Expropriation for Public Infrastructure: Evidence from Kenyan state compulsive land acquisition and compensation for Chinese-sponsored public infrastructure. 2) The Politics of Critical Mineral Governance in the Global South: To understand the implications of the rising competition between Chinese and American firms in the race for critical minerals and renewable energy transitions.

Yuezhou’s teaching focuses on comparative politics and political economy. At the LSE, Yuezhou taught GV248 Power and Politics in the Modern World: Comparative Perspectives and IR207 Development in the International Political Economy.