Yining Sun was a Research Specialist at the Empirical Study of Conflict Project at Princeton University. She primarily worked on the “Measuring Commercial Influence” project. Yining holds an M.A. in Political Science from Columbia University, and a B.A. in International Politics from Fudan University. She previously worked at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Her research interests include conflicts, illicit financing, and political economy.