Kaj Malden is a Policy Analyst with the Economics and Trade team at the Commission, where he researches U.S.-China economic relations; China’s financial markets and U.S.-China financial ties; U.S.-China supply chain issues; China’s industrial policy planning; and Taiwan’s economic relationships with the United States and China. His other research interests include China’s engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to joining the Commission in 2019, he was a Consultant with global business advisory firm APCO Worldwide in their Shanghai and Washington, DC offices, where he assessed Chinese economic and industrial policy developments to advise multinational firms in the financial services, healthcare, and technology sectors. Kaj holds an M.A. in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where his studies focused on U.S.-China relations, and a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Lewis and Clark College. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, has elementary proficiency in Portuguese, and has studied Japanese.
Kaj is a contributor to the monthly Economics and Trade Bulletin.