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Department of Economics

Economic Relationships Among the United States, China, Japan and East Asia

Speaker Professor FUNG Kwok-chiu
Department of Economics
University of California, USA
Date 19 April 2012 (Thursday)
Time 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Venue MBG06, Patrick Lee Wan Keung Building


In this public lecture, Professor Fung will discuss the various economic interactions among the United States, China and East Asia, drawing in academic research as well as his policy experiences with the United States Government and international organizations. Professor Fung will further use the features and experiences of the Japanese economy to illustrate the possible trajectories of the economic trends in the Asia/Pacific.


Professor Fung is a Full Professor of Economics (with tenure) at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has been teaching at UC, Santa Cruz since 1989. He was a Senior Economist in the White House Council of Economic Advisers and an Academic adviser at the United States International Trade Commission. He was also a consultant to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. So far, he has been the dissertation supervisor of 11 UCSC Economics Ph.D. students. From 1998-2001, he was the Economics Ph.D. Program Director and the Placement Director for the Ph.D. students. He is a Cofounder of Santa Cruz Center for International Economics. He got his B.A. (with Honors) from Swarthmore College (USA) and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA). He has also taught at Stanford University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mount Holyoke College and the University of Hong Kong. At Stanford, he taught a Ph.D. course on international trade theory, an undergraduate course on international economics, an undergraduate course on the Japanese economy and a writing-intensive undergraduate course on public policy in the United States.