Yi Feng

Yi Feng teaches in the areas of International Political Economy, World Politics, and Methodology. His research has focused on political and economic development. He has published extensively in both political science and economics journals including the European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Organization and Behavior, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Urban Studies, British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Interactions, and Journal of Peace Research. His research topics include regime transitions, political democratization, and economic liberalization. In terms of regions, he has published on Latin America, the Middle East, Pacific Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. He has also published research on the topics of China’s financial markets, labor markets, economic growth, foreign direct investment, and trade policy.  His latest book, Democracy, Governance and Economic Performance: Theory and Evidence (MIT, 2003, 2005) examines the interrelations between political systems and policy environments on the one hand, and a wide array of economic activities, including growth and development, on the other. He is also interested in regional integration across the world. This line of his research studies the linkage between domestic institutions and their convergence toward the common standard and practice. His professional service includes the Program Chair for the International Studies Association Annual Conference (Hawaii, 2005) and Editor of International Interactions, a premier journal in international studies (2001-2006). The classes he taught include International Political Economy, Political Economy of Regional Integration and Globalization, Public Policy Research, Political Economy of Pacific Asia, Quantitative Research Methods, and Computer Applications for Data Analysis.  Professor Feng holds the Luther Lee Chair in Government.

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