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Elizabeth Economy    

C.V. Starr Senior Fellow & Director of Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations

Elizabeth Economy is the C. V. Starr senior fellow and director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a distinguished visiting fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

Dr. Economy is an acclaimed author and expert on Chinese domestic and foreign policy. Her recent book, The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State, (Oxford University Press, May 2018) analyzes the contradictory nature of reform under President Xi Jinping. She is also the author of By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World (Oxford University Press, 2014) with Michael Levi, and The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future (Cornell University Press, 2004; 2nd edition, 2010; Japanese edition, 2005; Chinese edition, 2011). Dr. Economy has published articles in foreign policy and scholarly journals including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and the Harvard Business Review; and op-eds in the New York Times and Washington Post, among others. In June 2018, Dr. Economy was named one of the "10 Names That Matter on China Policy" by Politico Magazine.

Dr. Economy serves on the board of managers of Swarthmore College and the board of trustees of the Asia Foundation and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. She served as a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Global Agenda Council on the United States from 2014 to 2016. She has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and the University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies.

Dr. Economy received her BA from Swarthmore College, her AM from Stanford University, and her PhD from the University of Michigan. In 2008, she received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Vermont Law School.

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