Yuetong is a PhD student in public policy research at the Department of Political Economy. Her doctoral research will be based on the field of public policy, examining the EU’s role of a ‘leadiator’ in the global governance of climate change, a leader-cum-mediator through the case study of the European Green Deal. It will address key debates about the EU’s projection of power, its emerging climate change policy role and especially on relations among the Commission, Council and Parliament. This latter debate is crucial for European integration theory debates about the changing nature of the EU and especially of the Commission’s role within it.
She is also open to other political economy topics such as environmental economics and ESG investment. Apart from academia, she has undertaken several internships from within the economics, finance and policy industry such as the Export-Import Bank of China, Essence Securities Co Ltd, and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC (DTT).
Yuetong graduated with a BSc in Economics and Finance at the University of Liverpool & XJTLU (2021) and an MSc in Public Policy from the Department of Political Science at University College London (2022).
- Public policy
- Environmental and climate policy/Energy policy
- Climate governance
- EU policy-making
- European integration
- Political economy of environment and climate
- Environmental economics and ESG investment
The causal mechanism between the EU’s institutional relations and 'leadiator' role in the global climate governance: a case study of the European Green Deal under the COVID-19 pandemic