Email: mpearson at umd•edu
Margaret M. Pearson is Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she is a specialist in Chinese domestic political economy and Chinese foreign economic policy. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University and has taught at Dartmouth College, where she was promoted with tenure in 1994.
Her publications include the books Joint Ventures in the People's Republic of China (Princeton Press, 1991) and China's New Business Elite: The Political Results of Economic Reform (University of California Press, 1997), as well as articles in World Politics, The China Journal, Public Administration Review, and other journals.
Her research interests include PRC state control of the economy, China’s integration into the global economy and global institutions (e.g., WTO), Chinese regulatory institutions, and Chinese industrial policy. She teaches courses on Chinese domestic politics and foreign policy, and on comparative politics. She has held a Fulbright Research Fellowship at Beijing University.
“Regulation and Regulatory Politics in China’s Tiered Economy,” in Scott Kennedy (ed.), Beyond the Middle Kingdom: Comparative Perspectives on China's Capitalist Transformation (Stanford University Press, 2011).
“Domestic Institutional Constraints on China’s Leadership in East Asian Economic Cooperation Mechanisms,” Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 19, No. 66 (September, 2010).
“Business Professionalism in Mainland China: Wading in Shallow Waters,” chapter in William Alford, William Kirby, and Kenneth Winston (eds.), The Professions in China (New York: Routledge Press, 2010).
“The Impact of the PRC’s Economic Crisis Response on Regulatory Institutions,” China Analysis, No. 78 (February 2010).
“Governing the Chinese Economy: Regulatory and Administrative Reform in the Service of the State,” Public Administration Review (Vol. 67, Issue 4, July-Aug. 2007).
“China in Geneva: Lessons from China’s Early Years in the World Trade Organization,” in Alistair Iain Johnston and Robert Ross (eds.), New Directions in the Study of China’s Foreign Policy (Stanford University Press, 2006): 587-644.
“The Business of Governing Business in China: Institutions and Norms of the Emerging Regulatory State,” World Politics, Vol. 57, No. 2 (January 2005): 296-322.