Neil Thomas is a Research Associate in the Think Tank at the Paulson Institute. Working with the MacroPolo team, Neil conducts research on and develops content related to US-China policies, the Chinese political economy, as well as the global economy.

Neil previously worked for The Australian National University, both as a Morrison Scholar at the Australian Centre on China in the World and as a Research Project Officer at the Crawford School of Public Policy. He has also written for many different publications.

He holds a Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he was an IGA Student Fellow at The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science from the University of Western Australia, where he was a UWA Fogarty Scholar.