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  James Kai-sing Kung (龚 启 圣)


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James 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.

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  Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
   Division of Social Science
   Clear Water Bay
   Hong Kong

   Office: Rm 3384, Academic Building
   Phone:  (852) 2358 7824
   Fax: (852) 2335 0014

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(Last updated on 28-Spet-2011)
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