Albert Park is Director of the Institute for Emerging Market Studies, Chair Professor of Social Science, Professor of Economics, and Senior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at HKUST. He is also a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, based in London) and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, based in Germany). He completed his Ph.D. at Stanford and previously held faculty positions at the University of Michigan and University of Oxford. Prof. Park is a development economist whose research focuses on the Chinese economy. In recent years he has published articles on poverty and inequality, human capital and labor market development, and firm performance in China. He has co-directed numerous surveys of firms and households in China and is directing a new survey of firms and workers in the Pearl River Delta. He has consulted frequently for the World Bank, and was lead international consultant on the World Bank’s most recent poverty assessment report for China (2009). He has had his research cited or written editorially for the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the China Daily, and been interviewed on Bloomberg, BBC TV and radio, and National Public Radio Marketplace.