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Charles Austin Jordan

Senior Research Analyst

Charles Austin Jordan is a Senior Research Analyst with Rhodium Group’s China Projects team, where he focuses on state-business relations, trade, and industrial policy.


Prior to joining Rhodium Group, Austin was a Princeton in Asia fellow in Tokyo, Japan, and worked at the US Department of State, the US Embassy in Beijing, and the Center for American Progress.

Austin will receive his PhD in political science from Harvard University in 2024, where he is completing his dissertation on the Chinese Communist Party’s governance of the private sector and the growth of Party cells throughout the economy. He holds an AM degree in government from Harvard University and a BA degree in China & Asia-Pacific studies from Cornell University.

Austin is based out of Rhodium’s Washington, DC office.