Julian TszKin Chan, PhD

Principal and Lead Data Scientist, Bates White Economic Consulting

Email: julian.chan [AT] policychangeindex.org

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/ctszkin/

Julian TszKin Chan is a Principal and Lead Data Scientist in the Finance practice at Bates White Economic Consulting. He has significant experience conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses in support of expert economic testimony, including econometric modeling, Monte Carlo simulation, damages estimation, statistical sampling, and processing big data. Dr. Chan is an experienced researcher with interests in applying econometric, big data, machine learning and natural-language processing methods to analyze economic phenomena, including questions related to social networks, social media, and cryptocurrencies.

Weifeng Zhong, PhD

Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Email: weifeng.zhong [AT] policychangeindex.org

Website: https://www.weifengzhong.com

Weifeng Zhong is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. His work focuses on bridging the field of natural language processing and machine learning to economic policy studies. His other research interests include political economy, US-China economic relations, China’s economic issues, and fairness in artificial intelligence applications. He has been published in a variety of scholarly journals, including the Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics. His research and writings have been featured in the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, Politico, Real Clear Markets, Real Clear Politics, the South China Morning Post, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. He has a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. in managerial economics and strategy from Northwestern University. He also holds M.Econ. and M.Phil. degrees in economics from the University of Hong Kong and a B.A. in business administration from Shantou University in China.

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The views expressed in the publications by Julian TszKin Chan, Weifeng Zhong, and the other contributors to this project, including but not limited to research papers and commentaries, are solely those of their own and do not represent the views of Bates White, Leidos, the Mercatus Center, or their other employees.