Chicago, IL—Andrew Batson, a leading expert on macroeconomic trends and developments in China, has joined the Paulson Institute’s think tank as a Nonresident Senior Fellow.
Announcing Batson’s appointment, Paulson Institute Vice Chairman Evan Feigenbaum said, “Andrew Batson has proven himself to be one of the sharpest and most astute observers of the Chinese economy. At a time when China’s growth model is undergoing an enormous adjustment, we will look to Andrew for his unique insights and perspectives on underlying trends and the economic reform decisions that now face China’s leaders.” In 2013, Batson authored a widely praised Paulson Policy Memorandum with prescriptions for reform of China’s state-owned sector. Said Feigenbaum, “We look forward to more ground-breaking research from Andrew as he begins his association with the Institute.”
Batson said, “It’s a real privilege to join the Paulson Institute and help it contribute to the most important economic debates in China today. I look forward to working alongside the think tank team.”
Batson is director of China research at the independent research firm Gavekal, where he manages its team of researchers in Beijing and regularly writes about the Chinese economy. He has lived and worked in China since 1998, and was previously an award-winning reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Batson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and educated at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.
The Paulson Institute is an independent “think and do” tank that conducts environmental and sustainable development projects and research on economics and the environment in the United States and China. Established in 2011 by Henry M. Paulson, Jr., the 74th US Secretary of the Treasury and former chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, the Institute aims to advance sustainable growth and environmental protection in the United States and China.
The Institute works at the nexus of economic and environmental issues in the United States and China. The Think Tank publishes papers on the most important macroeconomic issues facing China today, energy strategies, and issues in US-China economic relations. In the United States, the Institute promotes bilateral cross-border investment that will improve US-China relations and help create jobs. The Insitute’s programs in China focus on improving climate and air quality, advancing environmental conservation and promoting sustainable cities. The Institute has offices in Chicago (at the University of Chicago), Washington and Beijing.