Research assistants

Senior Research Assistants (in alphabetic order)

Mr. Javier Luque Acevedo (Colombia) is a Ph.D. candidate with the School of Advanced International and Area Studies at East China Normal University and is researching Chinese outward FDI in Latin America. He has over 14 years of experience in finance and consulting in the private and public sectors, has managerial experience working with teams in Colombia, Jamaica, and Venezuela, and teaches part time at Fudan University (China). Since 2012 he has been a partner of an investment banking firm advising Chinese and Colombian firms on cross-border investment opportunities. He earned his MBA at Thunderbird School of Global Management (USA).

Research Assistants (in alphabetic order)

Ms. Yifan Chen (China). Ms. Chen is a second-year MPA student at the Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California (USA). She earned her Bachelor Degree in Business Communication from Sun Yat-sen University (China). Her main interests are economic development, international policy, and public administration.

Mr. Courtland Johnson (USA). Mr. Johnson is a first-year M.A. student with the School of Advanced International and Area Studies at East China Normal University (China). He earned his Bachelor Degree in Economics and East Asian Studies from Wittenberg University (USA). His main interests are in East Asian economic development, Sino-U.S. trade and investment, and China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative.

Ms. Anna Khorokhordina (Russia). Ms. Khorokhordina is a first-year M.A. student majoring in Contemporary Chinese Studies at East China Normal University (China). Her current research focuses on Chinese contemporary politics, economy, and investment. Her broad research interests include China-Russian relations in the field of oil and gas mining, the political economy of Chinese outward investment, and Arctic studies.

Ms. Xia Xue (China). Ms. Xia current is a senior at Wenzhou-Kean University, a China-US cooperative, where she will earn Bachelor of Science in finance. She has been accepted by the Boston University Master's program in Journalism. She is interested in the political economy of East Asia, particularly China and Japan.