Nargiza Salidjanova

Director, Economics and Trade

Nargiza Salidjanova has been leading the Commission’s work on economics, trade, and technological development since June 2015. She served as an analyst with the Commission from March 2008 to January 2015 and as a senior analyst from January 2015 to June 2015. Nargiza has published extensively on a broad range of topics, such as China’s WTO compliance record, state-owned enterprises, intellectual property rights protection, Asian economic integration, U.S.-China scientific collaboration, China’s clean energy policies, and China’s foreign and economic policy in the Asia-Pacific region and Europe. Her current research focuses on examining issues at the intersection of economics and national security, including foreign direct investment and economic coercion. Nargiza earned her MA in international economic policy, with a focus on China, from American University, and speaks Russian, French, and Mandarin Chinese.

Nargiza is the editor of and a contributor to the monthly Economics and Trade Bulletin.

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