Research Associate, Think Tank
Neil Thomas is a Research Associate in the Think Tank at the Paulson Institute, where he works on Chinese politics, US-China relations, and international political economy. His writing for MacroPolo has been featured by publishers including The Browser, Sky News, Tech in Asia, Axios China, Sinocism China Newsletter, SupChina Newsletter, and ChinaEconTalk.
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 has also spent time at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center, Danwei Media, and The Texas Tribune, and has written for publications including The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Los Angeles Review of Books (China Channel), East Asia Forum Quarterly, International Journal of Public Policy, and The China Story Journal.
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.