Nicholas Emery-Xu

Nicholas Emery-Xu

Ph.D. student in Economics

University of California, Los Angeles


I am a political economist currently working as a Ph.D. student in economics at UCLA. I am interested in the governance implications of new technologies, especially computing and AI. I do this work at the intersection of international relations, growth theory, and industrial organization. I am a member of the MIT FutureTech Project and a 2023 Global Priorities Fellow at Oxford University.


  • Economics of innovation
  • International relations
  • Economic theory
  • Industrial organization


  • MA in Economics, 2023


  • BA in Economics, Russian, 2018

    University of Pennsylvania

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