Dr. Gene Park specializes in comparative politics, international relations, and political economy. He has written extensively on the politics of public finance in Japan including a book entitled Spending without Taxation: FILP and the Politics of Public Finance in Japan (Stanford University Press, 2011). He is currently working on a comparative study of taxation. Prior to arriving at LMU, he taught at Baruch College, City University of New York. Professor Park has been a Japan Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a Shorenstein Fellow at Stanford University’s Asia Pacific Research Center (APARC). He also spent two years as a visiting scholar at the Japanese Ministry of Finance’s Policy Research Institute. Dr. Park received his PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Institute of International Education fellowship. He holds a BA in Philosophy from Swarthmore College and a Masters of City and Regional Planning from Berkeley.
Politics of Asia
World Political Economy
Rivalry and Cooperation in Asia
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
M.A. University of California, Berkeley
BA Swarthmore College