Pippa Morgan

Pippa Morgan
Global Perspectives on Society Postdoctoral Fellow

Pippa Morgan's research is motivated by a desire to understand the political economy of South-South economic engagement, with a focus on China's foreign economic relations, and Chinese aid, foreign direct investment, and contracting projects in Africa. More broadly, she is interested in combining quantitative and qualitative methods to understand how history influences contemporary political economy, and in how political and sociological factors impact prospects for economic development. Pippa is also the assistant editor of two academic journals, the Chinese Political Science Review and the Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Research Interests

  • Political Economy
  • International Relations
  • China-Africa Relations
  • Economic Development
  • Historical Institutional Approaches to Political Science


Select Publications

  • Pippa Morgan and Yu Zheng. 2019. Tracing the legacy: China’s Historical Aid and Contemporary Investment in Africa. International Studies Quarterly,  Volume 63, Issue 3, 558–57
  • Pippa Morgan. 2019. Can China’s Economic Statecraft Win Soft Power in Africa? Unpacking Trade, Investment and Aid. Journal of Chinese Political Science,  Volume 24, Issue 3, 387–409
  • Pippa Morgan and Yu Zheng. 2019. Old Bottle New Wine? The Evolution of China’s Aid in Africa 1956-2014. Third World Quarterly,  Volume 40, Issue 7, 1283-1303
  • Pippa Morgan. 2018. Ideology and Relationality: Chinese Aid in Africa Revisited. Asian Perspective, Volume 42, 207-238
  • Peter Marcus Kristensen and Pippa Morgan. 2018. Leadership with Chinese Characteristics. Chinese Political Science Review, Volume 3, No. 1, 2018 (editorial) 



  • PhD, International Politics
    Fudan University
  • MSc, Asian Politics
    School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London