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Weiyi Shi

Herb York Dissertation Fellow
UC San Diego

Weiyi Shi is an assistant professor of political science at the School. Her research focuses on the political economy of China’s outward direct investment. Particularly, she investigates how the delegation of state objectives to firms influences the behavior of Chinese investors and China’s foreign policy. Her dissertation theorizes that in an autocratic system like China’s politically connected companies can count on the ruling elites to bail them out of losses overseas, passing the costs on to the public.

Weiyi Shi

Expertise & Interests

  • Risky Business: Implications of China’s Outward Direct Investments on Global Security