Yan Xu


I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago and studied international relations at Tsinghua University.

My research interests are comparative and international political economy, with focuses on China, technology, global supply chains, and state-business relations. My book project How China Harnessed the Silicon Valley Model examines the rise of a vibrant tech startup sector in China now among the world's largest and its impact on the country’s advance in high-tech. Other projects include the international political economy of the semiconductor industry and the relations between the state and top business tycoons in China. My research has appeared in Politics & Society and Socio-Economic Review. 

My CV can be found here.