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Albert PARK


Ph.D.   Stanford University, 1996
A.B.     Harvard University, 1988

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  • Professor of Economics, HKUST, 2011 to present
  • Chair Professor of Social Science, HKUST, 2011 to present
  • Senior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, HKUST, 2011 to present
  • Professor of Economics, University of Oxford, 2010-2011
  • Reader in Economics, University of Oxford, 2007-2010
  • Associate Professor of Economics, University of Michigan, 2002-2007
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Michigan, 1997-2002



Development, Labor, Applied Microeconomics, Chinese Economy



  • Cai, Hongbin, Hongbin Li, Albert Park, and Li-an Zou. "Family Ties and Organizational Design: Evidence from Chinese Private Firms," Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming.

  • Mangyo, Eiji, and Albert Park. “Relative Deprivation and Health: Which Reference Groups Matter?” Journal of Human Resources 46(3): 459-481, 2011.

  • Park, Albert, Dean Yang, Xinzheng Shi, and Yuan Jiang. “Exporting and Firm Performance: Chinese Exporters and the Asian Financial Crisis,” Review of Economics and Statistics 92(4): 822–842, 2010.

  • Park, Albert, and Sangui Wang. “Community Development and Poverty Alleviation: An Evaluation of China’s Poor Village Investment Program,” Journal of Public Economics, 94(9-10): 790-799, 2010.

  • Park, Albert, and Minggao Shen. “Refinancing and Decentralization: Evidence from China,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizations 66(3-4): 703-730, 2008.

  • Giles, John, Albert Park, and Fang Cai. “Re-employment of Dislocated Workers in Urban China: the Roles of Information and Incentives,” Journal of Comparative Economics 34(3): 582-607, 2006.

  • Park, Albert. “Risk and Household Grain Management in Developing Countries,” The Economic Journal 116(514): 1088-1115, 2006.

  • Du, Yang, Albert Park, and Sangui Wang. “Migration and Rural Poverty in China,” Journal of Comparative Economics 33(4): 688-709, 2005. 

  • Zhang, Junsen, Yaohui Zhao, Albert Park, Xiaoqing Song,. “Economic Returns to Schooling in Urban China, 1988 to 2001,” Journal of Comparative Economics 33(4): 730-752, 2005.

  • Park, Albert, and Minggao Shen. “Joint Liability Lending and the Rise and Fall of China’s Township and Village Enterprises,” Journal of Development Economics 71: 497-531, 2003.

  • Park, Albert, Loren Brandt, and John Giles. “Competition Under Credit Rationing: Theory and Evidence from Rural China,” Journal of Development Economics 71: 463-495, 2003.

  • Park, Albert, Sangui Wang, and Guobao Wu. “Regional Poverty Targeting in China,” Journal of Public Economics 86(1): 123-153, 2002.