Ruihan Huang is a Senior Research Associate at MacroPolo, the think tank of the Paulson Institute. Mr. Huang analyzes Chinese elite politics, regulatory developments, and policymaking and their impact on markets, businesses, and US-China relations. Prior to joining the Paulson Institute, he was a research assistant at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) where he focused on the relationship between the Chinese state and the private sector. He also worked at Caixin Media as a political risk analyst and as a research intern at Basilinna, where he learned how to apply his research to policy-driven solutions.

Ruihan holds a Masters in Public Policy with a data science certificate from the University of Chicago’s Harris School, a Masters of Science in global China studies at HKUST, and a Bachelor of Management degree in accounting at Shandong University. He previously worked as a MacroPolo Summer Associate and was also a student fellow at the Georgetown Initiative for US-China Dialogue on Global Issues.