Welcome to the 2013 Official University of California, Santa Cruz Homepage of K.C. Fung! Please check all the relevant documents below!
Here is my short bio. I am a Full Professor of Economics (with tenure) at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I am active in research in international trade and Asian economies. My latest official University of California evaluation states: "KC has been extremely productive since the last review....". Since the end of my last official review in May 2010, 10 of my new peer-reviewed articles and 6 new peer-reviewed chapters in books have been accepted for publication. My latest book is on Sino-Latin American Economic Relationships, published in 2012.
I was a senior staff economist for International Trade in the President George H.W. Bush and President Clinton White House Council of Economic Advisers. I received a letter of commendation from the U.S. President while I was working in the White House. From 2004-2007, I partnered with the WTO and trained senior government officials from 31 countries. From 2006 to 2010, I was an academic adviser for the United States International Trade Commission (USITC, U.S. Government). I provided two expert testimonies to U.S. Congressional Committees, the latest one in 2011. In 2012, I was an outside academic expert for a project related to American national economic interests in the Asia/Pacific, supported by the U.S. Government. Also in 2012, I was an invited academic expert panelist providing advice and the opening presentation to the EU Trade Commissioner (Brussels). In 2012-2013, I am an academic consultant for the OECD (Paris).
Here is my long bio. The relevant documents are attached below.
In the UCSC Winter Quarter of 2012, I taught a Ph.D. International Trade course (quality of instruction rating 4.03 out of 5) and a Master-level course on International Trade and Development Policies (quality of instruction rating 4.67 out of 5).
In the Winter Quarter of 2011 and again in the Fall Quarter of 2011, I taught an upper division undergraduate course on the Economies of East and Southeast Asia (256 and 248 enrolled students respectively; qualities of instruction rating 4.5 and 4.4 out of 5 respectively, see attachments below).
In the Fall Quarter of 2012, I taught Introduction to Microeconomics (447 students), with quality of instruction rating 4.48 out of 5 (see attachment below).
I am a Full Professor of Economics (with tenure) at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I have been teaching at UC,Santa Cruz since 1989. I was promoted to an associate professor in 1993 and then to a full professor in 1998. I have been the dissertation supervisor of 11 UCSC Economics Ph.D. students. As of 2013, 10 of 11 of my Ph.D. students obtained their Ph.D. degrees. One Ph.D. student is still currently working under my supervision. From 1998-2001, I was the Economics Ph.D. Program Director and the Placement Director for the Ph.D. students. I am a Co-founder of Santa Cruz Center for International Economics. In 2009, I served as Chair of a system-wide University of California International Review Committee (UCIE). I got my B.A. (with Honors) from Swarthmore College and my Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (see attachments below).
Since my full professorship in 1998, I have been evaluated by the Department of Economics and the University of California, Santa Cruz 4 different times. Evaluations by the University of California are based on research, teaching and service. All my evaluations led to normal or above normal merit pay increases. My last evaluation was completed in May 2010. My research record during the period 2006/07-2009/2010 consists of 13 peer-reviewed journal articles and 7 peer-reviewed chapters in books. I was given an above-normal merit pay increase. According to the official evaluation, "KC has been extremely productive since the last review....." (see attachments below). The formal vote by the other full professors of the Economics Department for my review was 10 yes, 0 no,1 abstain and 1 waiving the right to vote. Since I have reached one of the highest steps within the rank of a University of California Full Professor, my next mandatory UC evaluation will not take place until 2015/2016.
Since my latest review in May 2010, 10 of my peer-reviewed journal articles and 6 of my peer-reviewed chapters in books have been accepted for publication. My latest published book is Sino-Latin American Economic Relations, Routledge Press, 2012. I am currently actively engaged in research in several areas, including international trade and international finance, Asian and Latin American economies and global environmental economics.
I have also taught at Stanford University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mount Holyoke College and the University of Hong Kong. At Stanford, I taught a Ph.D. course on international trade theory, an upper division undergraduate course on international trade and international finance, an upper division undergraduate course on the Japanese economy and a writing-intensive undergraduate course on public policy in the United States. I also served as a Dissertation Committee Member for a Stanford Ph.D. student. At UC, Santa Cruz, I taught Ph.D. and Master-level classes related to international trade, international finance and economic development. In addition, I have taught MBA, EMBA and MECON courses in programs associated with Fudan University, University of Hong Kong, Columbia Business School and London Business School.
I was a senior staff economist for international trade at the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA, with U.S. Government National Security Clearance) during the George H.W. Bush and Clinton Administrations and I received a letter of commendation from the U.S. President. I was a U.S. government delegate to the OECD (Paris). In 2004, I provided written and oral testimonies before a U.S. Congressional Commission. In 2004, former U.S. Secretary of State, George P. Shultz, wrote a Foreword for one of my co-authored books. From 2006 to 2010, I have been an adviser and an academic collaborator at the United States International Trade Commission (USITC, United States Government). In March 2011, I was again invited to be an expert panelist for a U.S. Congressional Committee and I provided both oral and written testimonies in Washington, D.C..In 2012, I acted as an outside academic expert and conducted research related to the national economic interests of the United States in the Asia/Pacific, supported by the U.S. Government.
In 2007, I was a Senior Research Fellow at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). From 2004-2007, I partnered with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and trained senior government officials from 31 countries. In 2006, I was also a research consultant for the WTO (Geneva). Also in 2006, I was a Visiting Fellow at Bruegel (Brussels). In 2007, I was an academic consultant for the University of Barcelona, Spain. In 2008, I was a Visiting Researcher at the Bank of Finland (Helsinki). In 2010, I was a Visiting Professor at the University of Le Havre, France. In 2011, I was invited to be a Visiting Professor at Osaka University (Japan). In 2012, I was a Visiting Professor at Lingnan University. In 2012, I was again a Visiting Researcher at the Bank of Finland in Helsinki. Also in 2012, I was an invited expert panelist providing the opening presentation and advice to the EU Trade Commissioner in Brussels. Currently in 2013, I am an academic research consultant for The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD Paris, France). For the past decade, I have been and continue to be a Visiting Professor at the University of Hong Kong.
In addition, I was also a Visiting Scholar/Consultant at Tilburg University (Netherlands), University of Tokyo, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank Institute (Tokyo), IDE-JETRO (Japanese Government), Asian Development Bank (Manila), National University of Singapore and Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (Taipei).