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  James Kai-sing Kung (龚 启 圣)


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James Kung is Yan Ai Foundation Professor of Social Science and a Senior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. 

His current research interests encompass a variety of topics pertaining to the economic history, economic development, and political economy of China. They include, to name a few examples, the economic impact of Protestantism in late imperial and Republican China; the demographic and growth consequences of New World crops in late imperial China; the rise of piracy in Ming China; and the relationship between the “career concerns” of China’s local leaders and 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
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(Last updated on 28th April 2014)
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