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Matt Sheehan

Fellow, Think Tank

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Matt Sheehan is a Fellow at the Paulson Institute’s think tank, MacroPolo, where he leads work on U.S.-China technology issues, with a specialization in artificial intelligence. His research maps and quantifies the key inputs to AI ecosystems globally. Matt is the author of the book The Transpacific Experiment: How China and California Collaborate and Compete for our Future.

From 2010-2016 Matt lived and worked in China, including as the first China correspondent for The World Post. In 2016 he returned to the Bay Area, working as an analyst and consultant on topics connecting China and California. In 2018, he was selected as a finalist for the Young China Watcher of the Year award.

Matt’s research has been cited and he has been quoted in numerous media outlets, including The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, ReutersThe San Francisco Chronicle, and elsewhere.