Tianlei Huang has been a research analyst at the Peterson Institute for International Economics since March 2019. He works with Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow Nicholas R. Lardy on issues related to the Chinese economy. Before joining the Institute, Huang worked at the Brookings Institution's Center for East Asia Policy Studies where he worked primarily on China-ASEAN economic relations and cross–Taiwan Strait relations. He also interned at the Hudson Institute and the World Resources Institute. Previously, Huang worked at the China Energy Fund Committee as academic affairs officer and conducted research on Chinese investment overseas and Asia Pacific security.
Huang holds a master's degree in international economics and Southeast Asia studies from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a master of laws degree in political science from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He received his bachelor's degree in international politics from Fudan University in Shanghai, China.
Huang is a native speaker of Chinese and is fluent in English and Burmese.