Yeling Tan, Ph.D.

University of Oregon

Country: United States (Oregon)

About Me:

I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon. I am also a Fellow of the World Economic Forum's Council on the Future of International Trade and Investment. In 2017-18, I was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program in Princeton University.​My research interests lie at the intersection of international and comparative political economy, with an emphasis on China and the developing world.Two broad questions define my research agenda. First: how do the rules of globalization affect politics within authoritarian regimes such as China, given that these rules require increasingly far-reaching modifications to domestic institutions? Second, how do authoritarian regimes affect rule-making at the international level?I hold a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University (2017), an MPA in International Development from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2011) and a BA (Honors, Distinction) in International Relations and Economics from Stanford University (2002). Apart from research on globalization and China, I have also worked in the public and non-governmental sectors on a range of issues including economic development, international security policy, global governance and governance innovations. ​

Research Interests


Political Economy

Asian Politics

International Law & Organization

Text as Data


International Trade

Politics Of Globalization

Institutional Change



Countries of Interest