Research Associate, Simon Chair in Political EconomyAnn Listerud is a research associate with the Simon Chair in Political Economy at CSIS, focusing on East Asian economic policy and trade. Previously, Ms. Listerud interned at the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, worked as a researcher and translator for Industrial Bank of Japan, Leasing Co. Ltd., and worked as an English teacher for Henan University and the Shenzhen public school district. She earned her M.I.A. from the University of California, San Diego, and her B.A. from Beloit College, where she double majored in international relations and East Asian languages.