Sharon Zhengyang Sun
Trade Policy Economist
Sharon Zhengyang Sun specializes in research on international trade, investment and trade infrastructure policy. She is the trade policy economist where she provides empirically sound analyses and policy recommendations. She has taken the lead on research projects including the impact of Chinese industrial policy, Made-in-China 2025, on Canadian trade and western Canadian export opportunities with Japan under the CPTPP. Other work include the impact of trade agreements on trade infrastructure, addressing Chinese non-tariff barriers on Canadian agricultural exports among other trade agreement and trade related issues.
Sharon is a Ph.D. candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. She has a background in international business (B.IB, Carleton University; MSc IB, ESCI-Pompeu Fabra University) and various international work experiences in business analysis, research and consultation. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was an associate researcher with the Centre for Trade Policy and Law and an instructor at the Sprott School of Business.