Hao Zhang

Hao Zhang is a PhD candidate from the political science department at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He will join the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University as a Postdoctoral Research Associate from 2024 to 2025. His research interests include the politics of global production and government-business relations, with a regional focus on US and China. His work has won the Best Paper in International Relations Award from the Midwest Political Science Association and has appeared in academic journals such as American Journal of Political Science and The Chinese Journal of International Politics.

Global Giants Team Up to Control Trade Policy

Hao Zhang examines how global value chain partnerships among large, monopolistic firms in the US enable new forms of political coordination and coalition-building to influence trade policy in their favor, despite popular backlash against globalization.

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