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Jewellord (Jojo) Nem Singh

Global Fellow

Professional affiliation

Assistant Professor, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam


Energy, environment, governance, international development

Wilson Center Projects

Green Industrial Policy in the Age of Rare Metals

Full Biography

Jewellord (Jojo) Nem Singh is an Assistant Professor of International Development at the International Institute of Social Studies, part of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He is also Affiliate Research Fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS). Jojo is the Principal Investigator of a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant for his five-year research project Green Industrial Policy in the Age of Rare Metals: A Trans-regional Comparison of Growth Strategies in Rare Earths Mining (GRIP-ARM). Jojo held two highly prestigious research fellowships, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship Award at the Freie Universitëit Berlin (FUB) in 2017 and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)  at the University of Tokyo in 2016. His most recent publication includes Business of the State: Why State Ownership Matters for Resource Governance (Forthcoming, Oxford University Press) and ‘The Politics of Designing and Negotiating Industrial Policy in the 21st Century (Forthcoming, Third World Quarterly). Apart from his academic work, he served as Consultant for various organizations, including UNDP Brussels, UNRISD in Geneva, and Publish What You Pay in London.