Gene Park

Associate Professor

Gene Park  
Phone:    (310) 338-2807
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.


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

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