Elizabeth Economy

Elizabeth Economy

Aspen Strategy Group Member, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University and Senior Fellow for China Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Elizabeth Economy is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University on leave to serve as Senior Advisor (for China) at the Department of Commerce. Previously she served as C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her most recent book, The World According to China (Polity Press, 2021), explores China‚Äôs foreign policy ambitions and impact on the international system. She is also the author of The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State (Oxford University Press, 2018), which was shortlisted for the Lionel Gelber Prize, a prestigious literary award for foreign affairs books; By All Means Necessary: How China’s Resource Quest is Changing the World (Oxford University Press, 2014), co-authored with Michael Levi; and the award-winning The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China’s Future (Cornell University Press, 2004; 2nd edition, 2010). Dr. Economy serves on the board of managers of Swarthmore College. She received her B.A. with Honors from Swarthmore College, her A.M. from Stanford University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. In 2008, she received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Vermont Law School. She is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.