Hans H. Tung

Hans H. Tung is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at National Taiwan University. He received his Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University in 2011. He has taught international political economy, political economy of authoritarianism, and Chinese politics at National Chengchi UniversityUniversity of Vienna, and National Taiwan University.

He is primarily interested in advancing the study of the politics of economic policy-making in both authoritarian and democratic settings, and has authored and co-authored several articles in both academic journals and edited volumes. More specifically, one strand of his research seeks to uncover the political logic of institutional development under authoritarian regimes and identify their effects on the making of economic policies in China.

A second strand of his research explores more fundamentally individuals’ political-economic decision-making by utilizing advanced neuroscientific methods and data. A third strand builds on the theoretical insights developed from other parts of his research to address how China’s rise on the world stage affects the regional dynamics in East Asia.