Riley Walters is deputy director of the Japan Chair at Hudson Institute. He was formerly the senior policy analyst and economist in The Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center. He specializes in macroeconomic issues as well as issues on foreign investment, trade, and technology.
Riley has appeared on national television and radio extensively. In the past, he’s written for a variety of publications including The Diplomat, The Hill, Washington Times, The National Interest, Fox Business, and more.
Riley is a former Penn Kemble Fellow with the National Endowment for Democracy and George C. Marshall Fellow with The Heritage Foundation. He was a Mosaic Taiwan Fellow with Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and is a National Security Fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
Riley attended Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Economics from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.