Emily's research focuses on the political economy of energy transition in China. They are particularly interested in the central-local relations and incentive structures that facilitate the successful deployment of renewable energy. Before coming to Berkeley, Emily studied Chinese politics from a variety of angles through their undergraduate degree at UT Austin and their master's degree as a Yenching Scholar at Peking University. They also worked as a translator, editor, and international coordinator for an economic research center at Tsinghua University. At UC Berkeley, Emily is excited to build upon these previous experiences to gain insights into the complex web of energy transition politics.
LL.M. in China Studies: Politics and International Relations - Yenching Academy of Peking University (2019)
B.A. in International Relations and Global Studies; Asian Cultures and Languages - University of Texas at Austin (2016)
Research Interests / Specializations:
comparative political economy, energy transition, Chinese politics, climate change policy