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Neil Thomas

Senior Research Associate, Think Tank

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Neil Thomas is a Senior Research Associate in the Think Tank at the Paulson Institute, where he works on Chinese politics, US-China relations, and international political economy. His research for MacroPolo has been featured by publishers such as The Economist, The Wall Street JournalThe Los Angeles TimesAxios China, The BrowserSky News, and the Sinocism China Newsletter.

Neil previously worked for the Australian National University, both as a Morrison Scholar at the Australian Centre on China in the World and as a Research Project Officer at the Crawford School of Public Policy. He also spent time at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center, Danwei Media, and The Texas Tribune, and has written for publications including The Washington PostForeign Policy, The Hill, Los Angeles Review of Books (China Channel), East Asia Forum Quarterly, and the International Journal of Public Policy.

Neil holds a Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he was an IGA Student Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science from the University of Western Australia, where he was a UWA Fogarty Scholar.