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Nicholas Kaufman

Policy Analyst, Economics and Trade

Nicholas Kaufman is a Policy Analyst on the Economics and Trade team at the Commission. He was previously a graduate research assistant at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). At SAIS he also gained experience working at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and at the Department of Commerce. Prior to that, he was a Fulbright researcher tracking economic development policy in China’s Anhui Province.

Areas of Interest and Expertise

  • China’s domestic economy
  • U.S.-China bilateral trade and investment
  • China’s use of international law to advance its objectives (supported 2023 hearing)
  • Current and emerging technologies in the U.S.-China competition (supported 2024 hearing)
  • Chinese industrial policy
  • Development of domestic Chinese AI
  • Business practices of multinational Chinese firms
  • China’s political system and policy implementation process

Published Research