Gene Park

Phone: (646) 312-4431

Location: VC 5-274


Gene Park specializes in comparative politics, international relations, and political economy.  He has written extensively on the politics of public finance in Japan including a forthcoming book from Stanford University Press entitled Spending without Taxation: FILP and the Politics of Public Finance in Japan.  He is currently working on a comparative study of taxation.

Professor Park has been a Japan Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.  Prior to arriving at Baruch, he was a Shorenstein Fellow at Stanford University’s Asia Pacific Research Center (APARC).  He also spent two years as a visiting scholar at the Japanese Ministry of Finance’s Policy Research Institute.

Dr. Park received his PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Institute of International Education fellowship. He holds a BA in Philosophy from Swarthmore College and a Masters of City and Regional Planning from Berkeley.


Asian Politics (3365)
Political Economy (3103)

Selected Publications

Spending without Taxation: Financing the Japanese State, FILP and the Politics of Public Finance, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press (2011)

“How Much Do Institutions Matter? The Politics of Budgeting in Japan,” Asian Survey, 50:5 (September/October 2010)

"Exiting Etatisme? New Directions in State Policy," in The State after Statism, with Jonah Levy and Mari Miura, ed. Jonah Levy (2006), 93-128

“The Political-Economic Dimension of Pensions: the Case of Japan,” Governance, 17.4 (Oct 2004): 549-572


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