Kyle Jaros is Associate Professor in the Political Economy of China in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies at the University of Oxford. He holds Ph.D. and A.M. degrees in Political Science from Harvard University, as well as an A.B. in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University and a Graduate Certificate in Chinese Studies from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies. Prior to coming to Oxford, Jaros was a China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.

His research explores subnational political economy and central-local relations in contemporary China. His first book manuscript, China’s Urban Champions and the Politics of Spatial Development, explores the politics of urban and regional development in an era of booming growth, while a second major project examines the changing position of cities in China’s state architecture. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as The China Quarterly, Modern China, and The Journal of Chinese Governance.

Last Updated: January 31, 2018



The U.K. Needs to Rethink Its Engagement with China

Paul Irwin Crookes & Kyle Jaros
As British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Beijing today, where is the U.K.’s relationship with China heading? Despite a complex history, U.K.-China relations have remained a relative bright spot in China’s engagement with the West in recent...