[eNews] Professor Albert Park appointed as Head of Department of Economics

It is our great pleasure to announce the appointment of Prof Albert PARK as the Head of Department of Economics.

Prof Park specializes in development economics and earned his PhD in Applied Economics from Stanford University. In 2011, he joined HKUST as a professor in the Department of Economics with a joint appointment as Chair Professor in the Division of Social Sciences. In 2017, Prof Park became a professor in the Division of Public Policy, and in 2019, was conferred with the title of Chair Professor in the Department of Economics. He also contributes towards major journals, including a previous role serving as Co-Editor-in-Chief for China Economic Review.

Prof Park comes into this role with substantial administrative experience and outstanding research that is impactful to society. His previous experience in participating in a number of school and university-level initiatives with HKUST, including establishing the Guangzhou campus and partnership with Skolkovo Business School in Moscow, will help the department launch new initiatives in the coming years.


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