Victoria Lai Access China analyst, Economist Intelligence Unit

Victoria Lai is responsible for analyzing China’s economy from a regional perspective, working closely with the econometrics team to produce insights for Access China’s provincial and city reports. She has written on trends in China for various Economist Group publications, on topics such as demographic shifts in inland provinces, domestic steel industry, ethnic tensions in western China, and the changing profile of inbound FDI. She spent three years in the EIU’s Beijing office before relocating to New York, and has travelled extensively to China’s first-, second- and third-tier cities. Victoria holds a master’s degree in international relations from the London School of Economics and obtained her bachelor’s degree in international economics and political science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).