Claude MEYER

Former Senior Advisor, Center for Asian Studies

Research Interests:

  • Economic and strategic relations between China and Japan
  • China’s technological catching-up
  • China’s financial expansion and future role of the yuan
  • China’s soft power
  • Intellectual life and religions in China


Claude Meyer has pursued a dual career as an international banker and an academic specialized in Asian economies, successively at the EHESS, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Sciences Po Paris. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics (EHESS, Paris) and degrees in Philosophy and Sociology (both from the Sorbonne) and Japanese Studies (National Institute of Oriental Studies, Paris).

A Former Senior Advisor at Ifri's Center for Asian Studies, he taught International Economics at PSIA-Sciences Po and has also lectured at universities and think-tanks in the US, China, Japan and Korea. He has been Visiting Scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University. He has published extensively on China and Japan, in particular: L’Occident face à la renaissance de la Chine - Défis économiques, géopolitiques et culturels, Odile Jacob, 2018 ; La Chine, banquier du monde, Fayard, 2014 (nominated for the 2015 Turgot Prize in Financial Economics) ; Chine ou Japon, quel leader pour l’Asie ? Paris, Presses de Sciences Po, 2010. This book, translated in English, Chinese and Japanese, was nominated for the 2012 John Whitney Hall Book Prize from the American Association for Asian Studies ; La puissance financière du Japon, Paris, Economica, 1996.

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