Juliet Lu

Juliet Lu

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Juliet Lu is a doctoral student at UC Berkeley’s Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management with a focus on political ecology. She worked from 2009-2011 at the World Agroforestry Centre in Yunnan, China and from 2012-2013 with the Centre for Development and Environment in Vientiane, Laos. Her most recent research examines the political economy of Chinese agribusiness companies’ investments in Laos – primarily in rubber and eucalyptus plantations. Her broader research interests involve the impacts of China’s growing demand for raw materials on land and natural resource management in Southeast Asia, and the political economy of Chinese development cooperation initiatives.

Juliet is also co-host with Erik Myxter-Iino of the Belt and Road Podcast, which covers the latest news, research and analysis on China’s growing presence in the developing world. Find the podcast here.


Concessions and Leases in the Lao PDR: Taking Stock of Land Investments
Tapping into the Rubber Market: Opium Replacement and the Role of Rubber in Developing Laos