International and Comparative Political Economy of Development


I am an Associate Professor (tenured) of Political Science at Temple University. I co-direct the Certificate in Political Economy, a program of the College of Liberal Arts. I am also a faculty affiliate of Global Studies and Asian Studies at Temple. I have served as a Global Order Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania's Perry World House.

My research focuses on International and Comparative Political Economy of Development. I am completing my next book, under contract with Cambridge University Press, which investigates the mediating role of market governance in the relationship between global economic integration and development outcomes across industrial sectors in China, India, and Russia. Other ongoing projects examine China’s foreign economic engagement and its political impact on the developing world; and the political economy of identity in the global era.

My first book, China’s Regulatory State: A New Strategy for Globalization (Cornell University Press/Cornell Studies in Political Economy, 2011) examines the politics of market reform and evolving government-business relations across industries in post-Mao China. Numerous academic and policy journals have reviewed the book. Scholarly journals, such as Comparative Political Studies and Governance, have also published my research. The Economist, Foreign Affairs, National Public Radio (NPR), Inside Higher Ed, The Huffington Post, and The Washington Post have featured my work; and I have testified in Congress in front of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. I am a member of the Fulbright National Screening Committee.

I have conducted in-depth fieldwork in Asia (including China, Japan, Taiwan, and India), Mexico, and Russia. Previously I lectured as a Visiting Professor at the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico and served as a Residential Research Faculty Fellow at the Institute of East Asian Studies and a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law & Society, U.C. Berkeley. I also served as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southern California, and conducted research as a Fulbright Scholar at the Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Curriculum Vitae


Selected Publications

  • Hsueh, Roselyn. 2011. China’s Regulatory State: A New Strategy for Globalization. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, Cornell Studies in Political Economy, 320 pp.
  • Hsueh, Roselyn. 2016. “State Capitalism, Chinese-Style: Strategic Value of Sectors, Sectoral Characteristics, and Globalization,” Governance 29:1 (January), pp. 85-102.
  • Hsueh, Roselyn. 2015. “Nations or Sectors in the Age of Globalization: China’s Policy Toward Foreign Direct Investment in Telecommunications,” Review of Policy Research 32:6 (November), pp. 627-648.
  • Hsueh, Roselyn. 2014. “Fieldwork in Political Science: Encountering Challenges and Crafting Solutions,” co-authored and co-edited symposium (with Francesca Refsum Jensenius and Akasemi Newsome), PS: Political Science and Politics 47:2 (April), pp. 391-393.
  • Hsueh, Roselyn. 2012. “China and India in the Age of Globalization: Sectoral Variation in Post-Liberalization Reregulation,” Comparative Political Studies 45:1 (January), pp. 32-62.

Courses Taught

I teach doctoral seminars and undergraduate courses in Political Science in my areas of research expertise. These include lectures and research preparation and writing-intensive capstone seminars on the political economy of development, globalization, market reform, state and nation-building, comparative politics of developing countries, politics and economy of China, political economy of identity, and Evidence and Knowledge, a Political Science undergraduate major requirement, which surveys social science research methods. I co-direct the College of Liberal Arts' Certificate in Political Economy and I am the Political Science faculty coordinator for the undergraduate General Education course Development and Globalization.