Jeffrey Ding is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. Jeffrey’s current research is centered on how technological change affects the rise and fall of great powers. Through investigating historical cases of industrial revolutions, Jeffrey traces causal mechanisms that connect significant technical breakthroughs and economic power transitions — with an eye toward the implications of advances in AI for a possible U.S.-China power transition. Jeffrey’s previous research covered related topics, including China's development of AI, identifying strategic goods and technologies, and technical standards as a vehicle of AI governance.
Jeffrey has been a researcher at Georgetown's Center for Security and Emerging Technology, and also at Oxford's Centre for the Governance of AI. Jeffrey received a M.Phil in International Relations at Oxford on the Rhodes Scholarship.