Eva (Yiwen) Zhang is a research statistician at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. She joined the Institute as a research analyst in June 2018 and worked with Reginald Jones Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown on international trade policy, the US-China trade war, and trade negotiations. Prior to that, Zhang worked at the Brookings Institution and conducted research on international finance, centralized cryptocurrencies, fintech regulatory sandboxes, and monetary union in West Africa. She has also worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on projects focused on US economic strategy in the Asia-Pacific region.
Zhang received a master's degree in public policy from Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy in 2018 and a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a minor in international affairs in 2016. She is currently enrolled in the MS in applied economics program at Johns Hopkins University.