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Xiaochen Su

Xiaochen Su

Xiaochen Su is a Chinese-American hailing from San Diego, CA. He holds a dual Bachelor's degree in Economics and Electrical Engineering from Yale University, and a Master's degree in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics. He resided in Iringa, Tanzania, where he worked with an American NGO that support local farmers through the provision of microfinance and high-quality agricultural inputs. As an experienced backpacker, he has used the convenience of his jobs and studies to travel to more than 70 countries, with short-term residences in places like South Korea and Australia, and destinations as varied as Laos, Romania, and Rwanda. He is currently undertaking his Ph.D. studies at the University of Tokyo in Japan.

Recent Articles

Abiy Ahmed and the the Danger of Domestic Politics Overturning a Nobel Peace Prize

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Oct 12th
Robert Mugabe and African Leaders' Love-Hate Relationship with European Colonial Legacy

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Sep 6th
Why More Effective Mobile Money Usage Can be an Economic Game Changer for Rural Africa

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Jul 8th
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May 13th
The Enterprising Outsider of Rural Tanzania

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Mar 2nd
Cultural Attitude toward Food and Health: a Case Study of Rural Tanzania

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Mar 1st
A New Business Model for Sustainable Profit: the Case for Nairobi Metro

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Feb 1st
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A black-and-white discussion of the poaching probl…

Sep 5th
The Pros and Cons of “Primitive” Primary Care in Rural Africa

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Jun 24th
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It is just amazing to see how easy it is to fire p…

Jun 6th