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My research interests lie at the intersection of international and comparative political economy, with an emphasis on China and the developing world. Two broad questions define my research agenda. First: how do international economic policies affect policymaking in authoritarian regimes such as China? Second, how does the interaction between the international economy and authoritarian politics affect firm strategies and public opinion?

I am a non-resident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and a non-resident scholar at the UC San Diego 21st Century China Center. From 2021 to 2023, I am a Public Intellectual Fellow with the National Committee on US-China Relations. From 2017-20, I was a fellow of the World Economic Forum's Council on the Future of International Trade and Investment. From 2017-18, I was a post-doctoral fellow at the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program at Princeton University

My latest book is Disaggregating China, Inc: State Strategies in the Liberal Economic Order (Cornell University Press Studies in Political Economy Series), which has won the Peter Katzenstein book prize and the Joseph Lepgold book prize. My work has also been published in Comparative Political Studies, the Review of International Organizations, International Studies Quarterly, Governance, the China Journal and Global Policy. I am co-author of China Experiments: From Local Innovation to National Reform (Brookings Institution Press) and co-editor of Asia’s Role in Governing Global Health (Routledge). 

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