Elizabeth Economy

Elizabeth Economy is the C.V. Starr senior fellow and director of Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her areas of expertise include Chinese domestic and foreign policy, Sino-U.S. relations, and global environmental issues.

Dr. 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 was published to acclaim in 2004. She also co-edited China Joins the World: Progress and Prospects, and The Internationalization of Environmental Protection. A widely published writer in the mainstream press and in foreign policy and scholarly journals, Dr. Economy is also a frequent guest on nationally broadcast radio and television programs. She has testified before Congress on numerous occasions, and regularly speaks at international conferences such as the World Economic Forum in Davos and the Fortune Global Forum.

Dr. Economy has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses at Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies among other schools, and she serves on the board of the China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development.