Pei-Yu Wei

Postdoctoral Fellow | Asia Policy Program

Pei-Yu Wei is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as with the Clements-Strauss Asia Policy Program. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at Duke University in 2023.

Pei-Yu’s research focuses on the causes, implementation, and consequences of economic sanctions. Her dissertation, “Strategic Third-Party Actors in Economic Sanctions,” explores how cooperative state actors, non-cooperative state actors, and private entities influence whether and how sanctioning states implement and enforce sanctions and how effective these sanctions are. She has additional research interest and working papers in foreign policy, political methodology, and gender. Her project, “Theory-based Measurement for Varieties of Power Using a Novel Semi-Supervised Approach,” co-authored with David Siegel, is currently supported by the National Science Foundation.

Previously, Pei-Yu was a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the America in the World Consortium and a Carnegie Junior Scholar at the International Policy Scholars Consortium and Network (IPSCON). She earned her Bachelor of Economics and Finance (BEcon&Fin) from the University of Hong Kong in 2014, and her MA in Politics from New York University in 2016.