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Elizabeth Economy

Senior Fellow,
Hoover Institution,
Stanford University


An acclaimed expert on China and U.S.-China relations, Elizabeth Economy is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. She previously served as Senior Advisor for China, Department of Commerce (2021-2023) and C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director, Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (2010-2020). She is the award-winning author of four books: The World According to China (2022), The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State (2018), By All Means Necessary (with Michael Levi, 2014), and The River Runs Black: the Environmental Challenge to China's Future (2004 and 2010 2nd edition). She has published articles in policy journals, such as Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and the Harvard Business Review, as well as op-eds in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times. She serves on the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College and is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and Council on Foreign Relations. She received her PhD from the University of Michigan, her A.M. from Stanford University, and her B.A. with Honors from Swarthmore College.

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