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Tianlei Huang

Tianlei Huang

Research Fellow and China Program Coordinator, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Tianlei Huang is a research fellow and the China program coordinator at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

He joined the Institute as a research analyst in March 2019 and worked with Nonresident Senior Fellow Nicholas R. Lardy on issues related to the Chinese economy. Most recently, he was a graduate teaching assistant on Chinese and Japanese financial markets at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Before joining the Institute, Huang worked at the Brookings Institution's Center for East Asia Policy Studies where he worked primarily on China-ASEAN economic relations and cross–Taiwan Strait relations. He also interned at the Hudson Institute and the World Resources Institute. Previously, Huang worked at the China Energy Fund Committee as an academic affairs officer and conducted research on Chinese investment overseas and Asia-Pacific security.

Huang holds a master's degree in international economics and Southeast Asia studies from Johns Hopkins University SAIS and a master of laws degree in political science from Tsinghua University in Beijing. He received his bachelor's degree with honors in international politics from Fudan University in Shanghai. He is currently a member of the Young Leaders Program at the Pacific Forum. Huang is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and Shanghainese and is proficient in Burmese.