Ilaria Mazzocco is a Senior Research Associate at the Think Tank of the Paulson Institute, where she focuses on China’s energy landscape, industrial policy, and where those intersect with environmental policy. She also examines some of these issues in terms of the China-EU relationship.

Ilaria holds a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Her dissertation focused on China’s electric vehicle promotion efforts and the role of local governments. Previously she was a research assistant for the China Africa Research Initiative and also for the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. She also holds Master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins SAIS, Central European University, and a B.A. from Bard College in New York.