Derek Scissors, Ph.D.

Derek Scissors is a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the head economist for the China Beige Book, one of the world's only aggregators of large-scale data about the Chinese economy. His research explores the rise of the Chinese economy and its weaknesses. Before AEI, Scissors worked for the Heritage Foundation as a Senior Research Fellow in the Asian Studies Center, an economist on China for Intelligence Research Ltd., and as an Action Officer in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Scissors received his M.A. from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.