AIES Associate Fellow
Lucas Erlbacher holds a B.A. in Economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Thanks to his working proficiency in German, French, English, and Mandarin Chinese he is able to follow and engage in European and Chinese policy discourses. Furthermore, by attending Economics and International Relations courses in Chinese at Peking University, in Beijing, and through an internship in the beating-heart of China's Start-up scene, in Shanghai, he was able the obtain first-hand experience by gaining knowledge of the China's economic model.
At the AIES Lucas Erlbacher has been conducting and assisting in research projects on topics related to China, since March 2020. His research focusses on the Austria-China relations, as well as more broadly on the Europe-China relations. He is notably the author of the Austrian chapter in the Special Report, 'Covid-19 and the Europe-China Relations', by the European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC).