Kent Troutman was a research analyst at the Peterson Institute for International Economics from August 2013 to July 2015. He worked with PIIE President Adam S. Posen on issues related to international monetary policy. Prior to joining the Institute, he spent two years as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York. After graduating from Drexel University in 2010, he spent one year as a Fulbright Research Scholar in China, focusing on the political and economic relationship between China and North Korea. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and conversant in German.