Patrick Douglass, research analyst 2009–11, supports the research of Senior Fellow Nicholas R. Lardy on China's economy. He joined the Peterson Institute following his master's studies in international relations at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Prior to his graduate work, he spent three years in China, first as a Princeton-in-Asia Fellow and then as a Chinese language student. He graduated with honors from Cornell University, where he majored in government. His experience also includes economic research and analysis at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and Mitsubishi International Corporation.