Michelle Mengsu Chang is a Junior Fellow on Chinese Economy at the Center for China Analysis at the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI), based in New York. She writes regular updates on the Chinese economy, and studies pressing economic issues in conversation with China’s political developments, social trends, and international standing. Prior to joining ASPI, Chang earned her Ph.D. in History from Stanford University. Her doctoral research examined the transformation of China’s socialist economy at the grassroots, from the implementation of state command in the early 1950s through the first decade of post-Mao reforms in the 1980s.

Chang holds an M.A. in International Relations from Yale University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. She previously worked as a Research Associate at the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin, Germany.

Last Updated: March 1, 2023



As China’s Leaders Gather in Beijing, Here’s What to Watch

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As delegates gather in Beijing for the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the annual meetings known as the “Two Sessions” that set the tone and direction of China’s governance and policy, we asked...