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Graham Ayres

Graham Ayres
Policy Analyst, Economics and Trade

Graham Ayres is a Policy Analyst on the Economics and Trade team, joining the Commission as a Research Assistant in 2023. He most recently worked as a campaign manager and political staffer in New Hampshire. Prior to that, he studied and lived in Taiwan for two years on a Fulbright scholarship, where his research centered on international development and food assistance programs. Graham received a B.A. in economics from the University of New Hampshire, and a M.S. in agricultural economics from National Taiwan University. He speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese. 

Areas of Interest and Expertise

  • U.S. Indo-Pacific trade strategy
  • Chinese overseas development assistance
  • Chinese multinational corporations
  • Current and emerging technologies in the U.S.-China competition (supported 2024 hearing)
  • Taiwanese economy and domestic politics
  • Cross-Strait Relations