Elizabeth Economy, Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Elizabeth Economy is the C.V. Starr senior fellow and director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Economy has published widely on both Chinese domestic and foreign policy. Her most recent book, The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China’s Future (Cornell University Press, 2004), won the 2005 International Convention on Asia Scholars Award for the best social sciences book published on Asia, and was named one of the University of Cambridge’s Top 50 Sustainability Books in 2008 and one of the top ten books of 2004 by the Globalist. She has published articles in foreign policy and scholarly journals including Foreign Affairs, Harvard Business Review, Survival, and Current History; and op-eds in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the International Herald Tribune, among others. She is a frequent guest on nationally broadcast radio and television programs, has testified before Congress on numerous occasions, and regularly consults for US government agencies and companies. Dr. Economy received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, her AM from Stanford University and her BA from Swarthmore College.
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