Kung is a Chair Professor in the Division of Social Science and a Senior Fellow
of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at the Hong Kong University of Science
and Technology. He has recently been conferred the title of Yan Ai Foundation
Professor of Social Science.
His current research interests encompass a variety of topics pertaining to the
economic history, economic development, and political economy of China. Among
his many ongoing history and development projects, Kung and his collaborators
study the economic impact of Protestantism in Republican China; the demographic
and growth consequences of New World crops in late imperial China; and the rise
of piracy in Ming China. His most recent research on China’s political economy
examines the relationship between the “career concerns” of China’s local leaders
and sustained economic growth in the post-reform period. Some of his recent
works have appeared in the American Political Science Review, The
Review of Economics and Statistics, Economics Letters, and
Explorations in Economic History.
for details of his recent/upcoming academic activities.
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Division of Social Science
Clear Water Bay
Office: Rm 3384, Academic Building
Phone: (852) 2358 7824
Fax: (852) 2335 0014
(Last updated on 28-Spet-2011)
Frank S. Chen