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Lurong Chen


Lurong Chen is an Economist of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). He obtained his PhD Degree (International Economics) in Graduate Institute, Geneva. His research interests include Asian regionalism, global value chains and production sharing, trade in services, and digital economy. He is also working on mega FTAs, trade related intellectual property rights, labor mobility, and Chinese economy. Before joining ERIA, Dr Chen was a Research Fellow at the United Nations University.


  • International Economics
  • Asian Regionalism
  • GVCs and Production Sharing
  • Trade in Services
  • EU-Asia Relations
  • Digital Economy



PhD (International Economics)
The Graduate Institute, Geneva (IUHEI)University of Geneva, Switzerland


DEA (International Economics)
The Graduate Institute, Geneva (IUHEI)University of Geneva, Switzerland


Bachelor of Arts (Economics)
Xiamen University, China

Profesional Experience


Research Fellow
The United Nations University - Institute of Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), Bruges, Belgium


Project Coordinator
PHT Corporation S•rl, Geneva, Switzerland


Risk Analyst
Cargill International, Geneva, Switzerland


Investment Policy Consultant
Overseas Chinese Affairs Bureau, The Municipal Government of Xiamen City, China

Recent Publications

Chen, L. & P. De Lombaerde (2014), 'Testing the relationships between globalization, regionalization and the regional hubness in the BRICs'. Journal of Policy Modeling. 36(S1), pp.111-131.

Chen, L. & P. De Lombaerde (2013), 'China moving up the value chain: What can be learned from the Asian NICs?' in International Area Studies Review, Vol. 16(4), pp. 407-430.

Chen, L. (2012), 'The BRICs and global value chains: an empirical note'Cuadernos de Economía, 31(57), pp.221-239.

Chen, L. & P. De Lombaerde (2011), 'Regional production sharing networks and hub-ness in Latin America and East Asia: a long-term perspective'. Integration & Trade, 15(32), pp. 17-34.

Chen, L., Cuyvers, L., De Lombaerde, P. & W. Kusumaningtias (2011), 'An ASEAN-EU FTA, regional production sharing, and regional cohesion'. Focus on Cambodia, Laos And Myanmar. South African Journal of Economics, 79, pp. 411-427.

Kimura F., L. Chen, M. A. Iliuteanu, S. Yamamoto & M. Ambashi (2016). TPP, IPR Protection, and Their Implications for Emerging Asian Economies. ERIA Policy Brief. No PB-2016-02.

Rodriguez L.L., L.Chen, & P. De Lombaerde (2015), 'Health-Related IPR Provisions in FTAs in the Atlantic Community'. In J. Roy (eds.) A New Atlantic Community: The European Union, the US and Latin America, University of Miami, pp.145-157


Accelerate the RCEP to Consolidate Asian Regional Integration

Asia's Mission 2015: Wrap Up RCEP and Get Ready for the 21st Century FTA


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