Erica Downs is a Senior Analyst in the Asia Practice at Eurasia Group. She covers China’s energy sector, overseas investment and lending and the geopolitical implications of China’s international commercial activities. Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Erica was a fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution. Previously, she worked as an energy analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency and as a lecturer at the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing, China. She has published extensively on China’s energy policies, oil industry, overseas investment and lending and government-business relations in China. She holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. from Princeton University and a B.S. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.