Elizabeth Economy is the C.V. Starr senior fellow and director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Economy is vice chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of China and serves on the board of the China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development. She has taught at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and the University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies.

Economy's books include The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future and By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World, co-written with Michael Levi. She also co-edited China Joins the World: Progress and Prospects and The Internationalization of Environmental Protection. Economy's articles and op-eds have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Harvard Business Review, Foreign PolicyThe New York Times, The Washington Post, and International Herald Tribune.

Last Updated: June 28, 2017