Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Weifeng Zhong is a research fellow in economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where his research focuses on Chinese economic issues and political economy. His recent work has been on the applications of text analysis and machine learning to economic issues such as predicting policy changes in China, the US presidential election, and income inequality. Dr. Zhong has been published in a variety of scholarly journals, including the Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics. In the popular press, his writings have appeared in the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, Real Clear Politics, and the South China Morning Post, among others. Dr. Zhong has a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. in managerial economics and strategy from Northwestern University. He also holds M.Econ. and M.Phil. degrees in economics from the University of Hong Kong and a B.A. in business administration from Shantou University in China.