Vanya Petrova

Senior Analyst, Economic Program, Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD)

Vanya Petrova is a seasoned analyst with a proven track record of international achievements, a decade of experience in China, and vast expertise in bridging academia, industrial partners and public organizations. She is focused on projects related to illicit finance, foreign influence and state capture, and Chinese economic influence. Before joining the CSD in 2022, Dr Petrova was a Research Associate at Fudan University, where she dedicated herself to applied economics, law and economics, and international finance. She has a PhD in Economics from the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and is a member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network.

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