Yan Xu

Postdoctoral Fellow in International and Public Affairs
Areas of Expertise Entrepreneurship, Political Economy, Science & Technology Policy, Supply Chains, Technology & Innovation
Areas of Interest Comparative and International Political Economy; Industrial Development; Technology; State-Business Relations; Chinese Politics


Yan Xu studies comparative and international political economy, with focuses on technology, state-business relations, and China. His book project examines the rise of a vibrant tech startup sector in China — now the world's second largest — and its impact on the country’s advance in high-tech. He has also conducted research on the relations between the state and top business tycoons in China, and U.S. dominance of the global semiconductor industry. He completed his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Chicago.