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Genia Kostka is a Professor of Chinese Politics at the Freie Universität Berlin and a Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance. Her research and teaching interests are in China’s digital transformation, energy governance, environmental politics and political economy. Previously, she was a Professor of Governance of Energy and Infrastructure at the Hertie School, an assistant professor at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and a strategic management consultant for McKinsey & Company. She has a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, an MA with specializations in International Economics and International Development from SAIS Johns Hopkins University and a BSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her work has appeared in leading area studies and social science journals including Comparative Political Studies, Regulation & Governance, Environmental Politics, The China Quarterly, and The China Journal. Alongside her academic work, she regularly consults for international organizations, including the World Bank, OECD, AusAID, GIZ, and Oxfam.
|From 01/2017||Professor of China Studies, Freie Universität Berlin|
|From 01/2017||Fellow, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin|
|Since 01/2010||Professorial Fellow, Tsinghua University, Research Center for Technological Innovation (RCTI), Beijing, China|
|09/14-12/16||Professor of Governance of Energy and Infrastructure, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin|
|02/10-08/14||Juniorprofessor for Chinese Business Studies, Department of Economics, East-West Centre for Business Studies and Cultural Science, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management|
Ph.D. (DPhil) in Development Studies, University of Oxford, Pembroke CollegeDissertation topic: ‘Private sector development in central China: patterns, causes, and the role of local governments’
M.A. in International Relations, SAIS Johns Hopkins UniversitySpecializations: International Economics and International Development
|09/98-07/01||BSc in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science|
|09/96-06/98||International Baccalaureate, Li Po Chun United World College (UWC), Hong Kong|
Current research projects:
Digital governance in Chinese smart cities: Call for Papers for Workshop May 2019
Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Books and Edited Books
Kostka, G. (2018): China’s social credit systems are highly popular – for now, guest blog for MERICS (https://www.merics.org/en/blog/chinas-social-credit-systems-are-highly-popular-now).