Albert Park is Chair Professor of Social Science, Professor of Economics, and Senior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is also a research fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and the International Growth Centre (DFID/Oxford/LSE). He previously held faculty positions at the University of Michigan and University of Oxford.
Prof. Park is a development and labor economist whose research focuses on the Chinese economy. In recent years he has published articles on poverty and inequality, health and education, migration and employment, the economics of aging, and firm performance in China. He has co-directed large survey research projects in China, and currently serves as PI for the Gansu Survey of Children and Families (GSCF), co-PI for the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) and PI of a new employer-employee survey in China.
Park received an A.B. (magna cum laude) from Harvard College in Economics in 1988, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Standford University in 1996.