Gene Park

Professor and Chair of Political Science and International Relations

  • Los Angeles CA UNITED STATES

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts



Gene Park is director of the Global Policy Institute at Loyola Marymount University and professor in the Political Science and International Relations Department. His expertise and research areas include East Asia, political economy, and international relations. He is currently working on projects on South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. Prior to arriving at LMU, he taught at Baruch College, City University of New York. Professor Park has been a Global Taiwan Institute Scholar, Social Science Research Center Abe Fellow, and a Shorenstein Fellow at Stanford University’s Asia Pacific Research Center. In addition, he spent two years as a visiting researcher at Japan’s Ministry of Finance. He also has had affiliations with the Stockholm School of Economics, Academia Sinica, Keio University, Rikkyo University, Saitama University, and Yokohama National University. He is a member of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation’s U.S.-Japan Network for the Future. He co-authored a book entitled Taming Japan's Deflation, The Debate over Unconventional Monetary Policy (Cornell University Press, 2018). An earlier book, Spending without Taxation, FILP and Politics of Public Finance, was published by Stanford University Press. His articles and commentary have appeared in Japanese Journal of Political Science, Governance, Socio-Economic Review, Asian Survey, Pacific Review, New York Times, National Interest, Current History, Yonhap News, Kyodo News, Channel NewsAsia, and the Wall Street Journal. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis and visiting the beach and mountains.


University of California at Berkeley


Political Science


University of California at Berkeley


City and Regional Planning


Swarthmore College




Areas of Expertise

Political Science
International Relations
Political Dynamics of East Asia
Politics of Globalization
Rivalry and Cooperation in Asia

Industry Expertise

International Affairs
Political Organization


  • The Japanese Political Economy
  • Journal of Japanese Studies


  • English
  • Japanese
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