KC Fung

DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentEconomics Department
AffiliationsEast Asian Studies,
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
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KC Fung

Research Interests

International trade and finance, WTO, foreign direct investment, global environmental economics, and Asia/Pacific economies

Biography, Education and Training

K.C. Fung is a co-founder of SCCIE and Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. So far, he has supervised 11 UCSC Ph.D. students. His research areas are in international trade and finance, trade policies, multinational corporations, the WTO and the economics of the Asia/Pacific. He has done influential work on trade and network, trade policies under imperfect competition and the Japanese keiretsu. He has also made substantial contributions to the international economics of China. His work includes the correct measurement of the U.S.-China bilateral trade balance, estimation of the domestic value added and foreign content of Chinese exports as well as trade and investment relationships between China and the United States, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe. He has also contributed to the economics of production sharing and trade in parts and components.

Fung was a senior economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisors in both the Bush I and the Clinton administrations and he received a letter of commendation from the U.S. President. He was a U.S. government delegate to the OEDC and was an advisor and academic collaborator at the United States International Trade Commission (USITC).

He was a Senior Research Fellow at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and a consultant to the World Bank, the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI, Tokyo), the Asian Development Bank (Manila) and BBVA. He partnered with the WTO and trained senior government officials from thirty-one countries. He also provided management training to senior executives associated with Alcatel and UTStarcom.

He has taught at Stanford University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mount Holyoke College and the University of Hong Kong. At Stanford, he taught a Ph.D. course on trade theory. He was tenured at Mount Holyoke College and he was a visiting scholar/researcher at the University of Tokyo (Japan), Bruegel (Brussels), Tilburg University (Netherlands), The Bank of Finland (Helsinki), Chung Hua Institution of Economic Research (Taiwan) and the National University of Singapore. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy (HIEBS), an Associate Director of the Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research (HKCER) and was an academic consultant to the University of Barcelona, Spain.