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Ammar Malik

Wilson China Fellow


    August 1, 2023 — July 31, 2024

    Professional affiliation

    Chinese Development Finance Program, AidData


    • Chinese development finance
    • Belt and Road Initiative
    • Infrastructure

    Wilson Center Projects

    Crossroads of Regret: Unveiling Asia's Belt & Road Dilemma

    Full Biography

    Ammar A. Malik is Senior Research Scientist at AidData, a research lab at William & Mary's Global Research Institute, where he leads the Chinese Development Finance Program. His team develops pioneering methods to track and analyze underreported financial flows from non-traditional donors to developing countries. This work has been featured by numerous media including the Economist, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the New York Times, and Washington Post. Previously, Ammar has worked for the Harvard Kennedy School, Urban Institute and Standard Chartered Bank. For his work on measuring the distributional effects of infrastructure has won awards from the Association for Public Policy and Management and the World Bank. A non-resident fellow at the Urban Institute and research fellow at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan, Dr. Malik obtained his PhD in Public Policy from George Mason University.