Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
MK Kang

Myung-koo Kang

Email: Myung-koo.Kang@baruch.cuny.edu
Phone: (646) 312-4848
Location: Vertical Campus, room 5-278


Professor Kang (MA, PhD, University of California, Berkeley) specializes in international and comparative political economy, especially focusing on financial crises and government’s macroeconomic policy responses, and financial regulatory reforms, both cross-national and Asia-specific context.  He has published articles on financial and fiscal crises and reforms in Japan and Korea. He has published articles in Comparative Political Studies, Asian Politics and Policy, Asian Survey, and others.  He is currently finishing up a book manuscript that explores the historical origins, development, and transformation of the Korean financial system in response to financial globalization, comparing with the Japanese case.  His next research agenda is to conduct research on global financial imbalances and government policy options, focusing on U.S.-Asia economic relations.  Before joining Baruch College, he taught 4 years at Claremont McKenna College; held a post-doctoral fellowship from the Asia Pacific Research Center at Stanford University in 2006-08; was affiliated to the Ministry of Finance of Japan as a visiting scholar in 2003-04 and to the Institute for Advanced Study as a visitor from January to August of 2010.


Political Economy (POL 3103)
The Rise of Asia in World Affairs (POL3346)

Curriculum Vitae (Aug. 2013)

Selected Publications

The Politics of Bank Bailout in Japan: A Cognitive Capture and Leadership View”, Pacific Review, Feb. 19, 2014.

Creating A Capable Bureaucracy with Loyalists: The Internal Dynamics of the Korean Developmental State, 1948-1979,(with Y. H. Ha) Comparative Political Studies , 44(1): 78-108. 

Is Japan Facing a Public Debt Crisis?  Debt Financing and the Development of the JGB Market, Asian Politics and Policy 2(4): 557-582.

Global Financial Crisis and Systemic Risks in the Korean Banking Sector, Korea Economic Institute Academic Paper Series 4(5)  (Reproduced in Korea Economic Institute Academic Paper Series, Vol. 3, 2010, pp.23-48)

Too Fast To Adjust: The Sequence and Consequences of Bank Restructuring in South Korea, 1998-2006, Asian Survey 49(2): 243-267.

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