Erica Downs

Erica S. Downs is a Senior Analyst for Asia at the Eurasia Group. She focuses on China, with a particular emphasis on China’s energy sector. She also follows China’s overseas investment and lending and the geopolitical implications of China’s international commercial activities.

Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Erica was a fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution. Previously, she worked as an energy analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency and as a lecturer at the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing, China. She has published extensively on China’s energy policies, oil industry, cross-border investments and related foreign policy issues. She provides commentary for publications including Bloomberg, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other outlets.

Erica holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. from Princeton University and a B.S. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

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