Eric Warner is a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at RAND. Originally from Michigan, Warner lived and worked in China for the seven years prior to coming to RAND. Most recently he was the founder of a boutique research services firm based in Beijing where he supplied analytical services for public and private clients. Previously he served as an analyst at Powell Tate, a public affairs firm in Beijing. There he delivered macroeconomic, political, and policy analyses on China related projects to Fortune 500 companies, foreign governments, and major investment groups. Warner has a bachelor's degree in operations engineering from the University of Michigan, a master's degree in Chinese foreign policy from Peking University, and completed graduate coursework in econometrics at the China Center for Economic Research in Beijing. He speaks, reads, and writes Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.