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Jimmy Goodrich

IGCC Nonresident Fellow

Jimmy Goodrich is a leading expert on technology, geopolitics, and national security with a focus on China and East Asia. He is a Senior Advisor for Technology Analysis at the RAND Corporation and a nonresident fellow at the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation where he works on research regarding China, technology and national competitiveness. Jimmy was previously the Vice President for Global Policy at the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) where he led the industry‚Äôs supply-chain, international trade, export control, global market research, and China efforts. His work at SIA included research on Chinese industrial policy and chip industry economics, efforts to successfully secure $52 billion in funding for the CHIPS & Science Act, and navigating complex multi-national export control and other national security issues. Jimmy was also the Director for China Policy at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) in Washington D.C., and prior to that spent seven years in the tech sector in China. Jimmy holds a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Politics and East Asian Studies from Ohio University. Jimmy is professionally fluent in Mandarin and is a Board Member of the American Mandarin Society which seeks to promote mandarin language study in the United States.

Jimmy Goodrich

Expertise & Interests

  • Trade
  • International affairs
jgoodrich@rand.org