Jean-Pierre Lehmann

Jean-Pierre Lehmann

Jean-Pierre Lehmann is emeritus professor at IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland, where he was appointed to the chair of international political economy in 1997. He has worked intensively and extensively across Asia for 50 years. He is founder of the Evian Group, an international coalition of corporate, government and opinion leaders united by a common vision of enhancing global prosperity for the benefit of all. He is currently visiting professor in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Hong Kong and at NIIT University in Neemrana, Rajasthan, India.

Latest from Jean-Pierre Lehmann

Why fears over a malign China replacing a benign America are a gross distortion of history
14 Nov 2017 - 10:05AM
China’s rise is assured in our new world order, but not as a hegemon

Though one major global power dominated the past two centuries, in the 21st century, no single country will be calling the shots. The tussle for influence will be fiercest on the Asia-Pacific stage

Though one major global power dominated the past two centuries, in the 21st century, no single country will be calling the shots. The tussle for influence will be fiercest on the Asia-Pacific stage

China’s rise is assured in our new world order, but not as a hegemon
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
A trade war is imminent, but not inevitable. Can mindsets change before it’s too late?

The gap between our changing markets and the unchanging ways of trade negotiations led to the collapse of WTO talks in 2003. Today, the problem persists amid a rising tide of populism and nationalism.

The gap between our changing markets and the unchanging ways of trade negotiations led to the collapse of WTO talks in 2003. Today, the problem persists amid a rising tide of populism and nationalism.

A trade war is imminent, but not inevitable. Can mindsets change before it’s too late?
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Why the world has to study Chinese history, and how China views history
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Why the West and Japan should stop preaching to a rising China
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Make Britain great again, for the sake of Europe and the world
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Western and Japanese snub of China’s belt and road summit is a missed opportunity
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
The global order is crumbling and we need a fix to curb humanity’s worst instincts
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
A revived WTO offers the best defence against Donald Trump’s assault on trade
1 Aug 2018 - 4:10PM
East Asia needs a geopolitical miracle to protect its economic one
8 Mar 2017 - 2:19PM
Shinzo Abe, friend of Trump and lacking Asian allies, is a true son of modern Japan
20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM
Remembering Nixon, a Trump White House can only be bad for China-US ties
20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM
Abe’s words at Pearl Harbour were purely for effect, with an eye on China
20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM
How Asia’s four tiger economies can regain their verve
20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM
The Great Game lives on in the waning days of Western supremacy
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
With wounded Russia in retreat, a rising China is riding the waves of globalisation
10 Dec 2019 - 11:53PM
China has the power, now can ‘One Belt, One Road’ take it down the path to glory?
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Post-war Japan should look back with gratitude and slam the door on wrongs embodied in Yasukuni
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
With the Trans-Pacific Partnership all but dead, what next now for world trade?
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Brexit shows up the failures of globalisation, with hate advancing across the globe and humanity in retreat

Jean-Pierre Lehmann says if we look beyond the obvious European frame, Brexit is a window on to a future where ageing populations hang on to their privileges and global economic growth has failed to benefit all

Jean-Pierre Lehmann says if we look beyond the obvious European frame, Brexit is a window on to a future where ageing populations hang on to their privileges and global economic growth has failed to benefit all

Brexit shows up the failures of globalisation, with hate advancing across the globe and humanity in retreat
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
To make peace with China, Abe should visit Nanjing for the 80th anniversary of the massacre
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Move WTO to Hong Kong to reflect new global trade order

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, the World Trade Organisation can be deemed to be insane.

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, the World Trade Organisation can be deemed to be insane.

Move WTO to Hong Kong to reflect new global trade order
29 Sep 2016 - 3:50PM
Given its own record, the West is in no position to preach about democracy

In writing this at a time of acute tension and bearing in mind a previous article I wrote on the opium wars and the West's cheek in admonishing China to be a "responsible stakeholder", I am aware that I am entering a minefield and risk being misinterpreted.

In writing this at a time of acute tension and bearing in mind a previous article I wrote on the opium wars and the West's cheek in admonishing China to be a "responsible stakeholder", I am aware that I am entering a minefield and risk being misinterpreted.

Given its own record, the West is in no position to preach about democracy
29 Sep 2016 - 3:50PM
China's unprecedented quest for a peaceful rise

China is the first new great global power to emerge in over a century. It is receiving a great deal of unsolicited advice in the process, notably then US deputy secretary of state Robert Zoellick's 2005 admonition to Beijing that it should be a "responsible stakeholder".

China is the first new great global power to emerge in over a century. It is receiving a great deal of unsolicited advice in the process, notably then US deputy secretary of state Robert Zoellick's 2005 admonition to Beijing that it should be a "responsible stakeholder".

China's unprecedented quest for a peaceful rise
29 Sep 2016 - 3:50PM