Gene Park

Associate Professor

Gene Park  
Phone:    (310) 338-2807
Email:     gene.park@lmu.edu
Office:     University Hall 4132

Gene Park CV

 

Spring 2015

Class Schedule:

POLS  395      SS: Japanese Politics                            TR       1:35-2:50 PM              STR 355

Office Hours:

Tuesday 3:00-4:00 PM; Wednesday 1:30-3:30 PM; Thursday 3:00-4:00 PM

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Dr. Gene Park specializes in comparative politics, international relations, and political economy.  His research focuses broadly on understanding the reciprocal relationship between politics and markets.  Current projects include a comparative study of the politics of budget deficits, a study of Japanese monetary policy, and a survey study on the determinants of tax attitudes.  His publications include a co-edited volume (with Eisaku Ide) – Shifting Fortunes: Deficits and Debt in the Industrialized Democracies (Routledge, early 2015) – and a book entitled Spending without Taxation: FILP and the Politics of Public Finance in Japan (Stanford University Press, 2011). His work also has appeared or is forthcoming in: Asian Survey, Governance, and The Pacific Review.  Prior to arriving at LMU, he taught at Baruch College, City University of New York. Professor Park has been a Shorenstein Fellow at Stanford University’s Asia Pacific Research Center (APARC) and a summer Japan Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.  He also spent two years as a researcher at Japan’s Ministry of Finance.

 

COURSES TAUGHT:
International Relations
The Political Dynamics of East Asia
Politics of Globalization
Rivalry and Cooperation in Asia

EDUCATION:
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
M.A. University of California, Berkeley
BA Swarthmore College