Gene Park is professor and chair of the Political Science and International Relations Department at Loyola Marymount University (LMU). His expertise and research include East Asia, political economy, and foreign policy. He is currently working on a project to understand the effects of partisan polarization on U.S. voter attitudes toward foreign policy. As a Global Taiwan Institute Scholar, Dr. Park will study Taiwanese voter perceptions of US commitment to Taiwan.
His articles and commentary have appeared in Governance, Socio-Economic Review, Asian Survey, Pacific Review, New York Times, National Interest, Current History, Yonhap News, and Channel NewsAsia. His books include Taming Japan’s Deflation: The Debate Over Unconventional Monetary Policy, a co-authored book from Cornell University Press (2018), a volume co-edited with Eisaku Ide entitled, Deficits and Debt in the Industrialized Democracies (Routledge, 2015), and Spending without Taxation: FILP and the Politics of Public Finance in Japan (Stanford University Press, 2011).
Dr. Park previously served as director of the Global Policy Institute at Loyola Marymount University. Prior to arriving at LMU, he taught at Baruch College, City University of New York. Professor Park was also a Shorenstein Fellow at Stanford University’s Asia Pacific Research Center. In addition, he spent two years as a researcher at Japan’s Ministry of Finance. He also has had affiliations with the Stockholm School of Economics, Keio University, and Rikkyo University. He is a member of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation’s U.S.-Japan Network for the Future. Dr. Park received a B.A. in Philosophy from Swarthmore College and Ph.D. in Political Science from University of California Berkeley.