Dr. Wiebke Rabe
Institut für Chinastudien
Infrastructure provision in China
Wiebke Rabe is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. Her research and teaching focuses on China’s transformative interactions with the world, China’s infrastructure provision at home and abroad, and the domestic interplay between central and subnational actors. Her most recent work investigates China’s inland provinces’ integration into the global economy and China’s digital clout overseas with a regional focus on Europe and Southeast Asia. Wiebke Rabe has extensive experience in conducting fieldwork in local China, conducting text analyses and survey research. She holds a PhD (with distinction) from Berlin’s Hertie School, an MA in International Relations and Conflict Studies from the University of Utrecht and a BA in European Studies from the University of Bremen.
|Since 04/2019||Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Chinese Studies, Freie Universität Berlin|
|09/2019||Visiting Researcher, Centre for Urban Planning and Transport Studies, Peking University|
|09/2015-03/2019||Dr. rer. pol., Hertie School, Berlin (summa cum laude)|
|2015 - 2018||Visiting Researcher, LSE IDEAS, London School of Economics and Political Science; School of Business, Nanjing University; Center for Research of Private Economy, Zhejiang University|
|01/2015-01/2017||Research Associate, Hertie School, Berlin|
|09/2012-08/2013||Master of Arts in International Relations/Conflict Studies, Utrecht University (with distinction, GPA 4/4)|
|2009 - 2012||Visiting Student, Saint Petersburg State University; University of Groningen; Peking University|
|2009 - 2011||Work experience with the Austrian Embassy Beijing; China University of Political Science and Law; Natural Resources Defense Council Beijing|
|10/2007 - 08/2010||Bachelor of Arts in European Studies, University of Bremen (very good)|
|German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)||PhD Scholarship; China-Scholarship Programme; M.A. Graduate Scholarship|
|Haniel Foundation and the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt||Go East Scholarship, Russia|
Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
- Rabe, W. (forthcoming): China's outward investment under "hierarchical steering" and "grassroots internationalization", Journal of Contemporary Asia.
Rabe, W. and Kostka, G. (2021): Leaping over the Dragon's Gate: The "Air Silk Road" between Henan Province and Luxembourg, The China Quarterly.
- Rabe, W. Kostka, G. and Habich-Sobiegalla, S. (2020): Socio-Economic Development and Infrastructure Cost Performance in China: Comparing Transport and Energy Sectors, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, Vol. 49 (2): 185-206.
- Rabe, W. and Gippner, O. (2017): Perceptions of China’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment in Europe’s Critical Infrastructure and Strategic Industries, International Politics, 54 (4), 468-486.
- Rabe, W., Kostka, G. and Smith Stegen, K. (2017): China’s Supply of Critical Raw Materials: Risks for Europe’s Wind and Solar Industries? Energy Policy, 101, 692-699.