Frieder Kumpf

Research Assistant (WHB)

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Frieder Kumpf works as a research assistant at the Chair of International Political Economy of East Asia (IPEEA) at Ruhr University Bochum (RUB). His tasks involve supporting in research activities and implementing activities such as conferences, webinars, and administrative tasks.

He completed a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Politics of East Asia and is currently enrolled in the International Political Economy of East Asia (M.A.) programme at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB). He also completed an internship at the Jean Monnet Chair Connecting Europe and Asia: People, Power and Policies (CEAPPP) on the topic of EU-Asia Connectivity. Additionally, Mr. Kumpf gained work experience in a DFG-funded project investigating the influence of interest groups on policy-making in the Federal Republic of Germany. Additionally, he critically examined the epistemology of economics and helped organise an epistemological course at the Chair of Macroeconomics as part of his social engagement in the Arbeitskreis für pluralistische Ökonomik (Working Group for Pluralist Economics) in Bochum.

During his studies, he focused on the foreign policy and political economies of the EU, the People’s Republic of China and ASEAN in the areas of digital policy, economics and security. His Bachelor’s thesis analysed the Chinese approach to cyber diplomacy in the United Nations General Assembly.