Finance, Labor & Global Markets

The Pacific Century is characterized by the rise of Asia and the Americas as the pivot point for global dynamics. Barry Naughton, professor and leading scholar at the 21st Century China Center, is an authority on the Chinese economy with an emphasis on issues relating to industry, trade, finance and China’s transition to a market economy. The center promotes original research on contemporary China and focuses on policy-relevant research and practical dialogues in areas that are of critical and immediate relevance to China’s development and U.S.-China relations.

In the News

Ulrike Schaede and the business reinvention of Japan
May 28, 2020 | Virginia Watson | GPS News
In this Q&A about her new book, GPS professor Ulrike Schaede breaks down how Japan’s new business architecture and corporate strategies have helped the country remain the third largest economy in the world

U.S.-China symbiosis takes hold
Feb. 28, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai paints the landscape for 21st century competition and cooperation between the U.S. and China at the 2019 Sokwanlok Distinguished Lecture

UC San Diego's New Multi-Continental Partnership to Usher in Next Generation of Economic Diplomats
March 11, 2019 | By Christine Clark | UC San Diego News
The School of Global Policy and Strategy joins forces with Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences Po), the Graduate School of International Studies in Seoul, Korea, and HEC Montreal for launch of new program

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Faculty and Research

Related Faculty

  • John Ahlquist

    John Ahlquist

    Associate Professor

    Research Fields: political economy, comparative politics, labor market institutions, income inequality, international trade

  • Roger Bohn

    Roger Bohn

    Professor

    Research Fields: high-tech and international manufacturing, electronics and data storage industry, product development, organizational management

  • Renee Bowen

    Renee Bowen

    Associate Professor

    Research fields: political economy, microeconomic theory, international trade

  • Richard Feinberg

    Richard Feinberg

    Professor

    Research Fields: Cuba, Latin America, U.S. foreign policy, multilateral institutions, trade and investment, globalization, democratization, non-governmental organizations

  • Rafael Fernández de Castro

    Rafael Fernández de Castro

    Professor; Director, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies

    Research fields: U.S.-Mexico relations, foreign policy, immigration and security in Latin America

  • Francisco Garfias

    Francisco Garfias

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: comparative political economy, state capacity, taxation, social conflict, Latin American politics, Mexican politics, econometrics

  • Alexander Gelber

    Alexander Gelber

    Associate Professor

    Research Fields: public finance, particularly issues relating to taxation and social insurance

  • Joshua Graff Zivin

    Joshua Graff Zivin

    Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs

    Research Fields: environmental, public health, development, innovation economics

  • Uma R. Karmarkar

    Uma R. Karmarkar

    Assistant Professor

    Research fields: decision neuroscience, neuroeconomics, psychology, consumer behavior

  • Gaurav Khanna

    Gaurav Khanna

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: development economics, labor economics, applied econometrics

  • Munseob Lee

    Munseob Lee

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: macroeconomics, growth and development, firm dynamics, Korea

  • Elizabeth Lyons

    Elizabeth Lyons

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: technology and innovation strategy, international management, organizational economics

  • Craig McIntosh

    Craig McIntosh

    Professor; Co-director, Policy Design and Evaluation Lab

    Research Fields: development economics, agricultural and resource economics, program evaluation, microeconomics, anti-poverty policies

  • Barry Naughton

    Barry Naughton

    Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs

    Research Fields: Chinese economy, foreign trade and investment, economic reform 

  • Krislert Samphantharak

    Krislert Samphantharak

    Associate Professor and Associate Dean

    Research Fields: corporate finance, economic development, family businesses, business groups in East and Southeast Asia, financial institutions in village economies, Thailand

  • Ulrike Schaede

    Ulrike Schaede

    Professor of Japanese Business; Executive Director, Center on Global Transformation

    Research Fields: Japan, Japanese business organization, strategy, and management, financial markets

  • Weiyi Shi

    Weiyi Shi

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: China, political economy, foreign policy

  • Victor Shih

    Victor Shih

    Ho Miu Lam Chair in China and Pacific Relations, Associate Professor

    Research Fields: China, political economy, Chinese banking policies, Chinese politics

  • David Victor

    David Victor

    Professor; Co-director, Laboratory on International Law and Regulation; Center for Global Transformation Endowed Chair in Innovation and Public Policy 

    Research Fields: human rights, international law, energy policy, climate change policy

Related Research Centers and Programs

  • 21st Century China Center

    21st Century China Center

    Aiming to deepen public knowledge and understanding of contemporary China and strengthen U.S.-China relations, this center promotes active discourse on China’s domestic evolution and its international engagement.
  • Center on Global Transformation

    Center on Global Transformation

    Examining central questions about economic growth, equality and market change in the Pacific, this center brings together the worlds of academic inquiry and policy analysis.

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