Chang Yudi is a PhD candidate in international political economy at the School of International Studies, Renmin University of China, and during his time at the School of Global Studies, he will be working with the REGG research group under Professor Fredrik Söderbaum.
Chang Yudi's research interests cover IPE, comparative regionalism, regional and global governance, China, Europe, and Africa. His PhD project, Embedded Regionalism: A Comparative Study on Participation and Accountability of Regional Organizations in Africa and Asia, focuses on the public participation and accountability in regional international organizations and their influence on governance outcomes. Chang Yudi has previously been an exchange student in Finland (2015-2016). He has also contributed to policy research projects on the Belt and Road Initiative in Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies; a prestigious Chinese think tank in Beijing.