Clare Richardson-Barlow

Associate, University of Leeds

Clare Richardson-Barlow

Postgraduate Research Student, East Asian Studies, The University of Leeds

Mrs. Richardson-Barlow’s research lies in the intersection of trade, economics, energy affairs, and climate policy. Using a multidisciplinary study of economics, political science, international relations and business, Mrs. Richardson-Barlow’s PhD research seeks to provide context to the government implementation of trade policies that often precede renewable energy utilization.

Prior to joining the University of Leeds, Mrs. Richardson-Barlow worked for more than 5 years at policy research organizations in Washington, D.C., including the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). Most recently Mrs. Richardson-Barlow was Assistant Director for Trade, Economic & Energy Affairs at NBR, where she oversaw research, publications, and conferences for a variety of projects focused on global energy issues. Previously Ms. Richardson-Barlow was a Research Associate at CSIS, where she worked for the International Business program, contributed to multiple policy publications, and managed a variety of conferences and programming on international trade topics. Ms. Richardson-Barlow has contributed to two book publications and multiple reports and articles written on energy and trade topics.

Mrs. Richardson-Barlow holds a dual MA in international development and public policy from the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. She holds a BA in politics and government with a Chinese minor from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. She has completed professional certificate programs at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy and the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Research Interests

Trade governance

International Renewable Energy Trade

Asia-Pacific Energy policy adaption to climate change

North American energy exports