ProfileRobert Pauls has been a lecturer in the Department of International Relations at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University since summer 2018. Previously, he was a lecturer at the Faculty of East Asian Studies, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, where he also received his PhD in 2015.
Robert Pauls' research interests are in Comparative and International Political Economy with a focus on China and East Asia. His current research focuses on the role of finance and on the Belt and Road Initiative in China’s ongoing economic transformation and internationalisation. In his research, he seeks to bridge theoretical divides between political science and economics as well as comparative and international political economy. The most recent publication is “Origins and Dimensions of One Belt One Road: Experimental Patch-Work or Grand Strategy?”, authored with Jörn-Carsten Gottwald.
Robert Pauls teaches the modules INR102 International Political Economy and INR 202 International Relations Research Methods.