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Weifeng Zhong

Data Scientist

Weifeng is a political economist and data scientist. He is a senior research fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a core developer of the open-sourced Policy Change Index project, which uses machine learning to predict authoritarian regimes’ policy moves by “reading” their propaganda. Weifeng has been published in a variety of scholarly journals. His work has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Politico, and the South China Morning Post, among others. Weifeng holds a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. in managerial economics and strategy from Northwestern University.