Waseda Institute for Advanced Study (WIAS)早稲田大学 高等研究所


John P. Tang

John P. Tang
Senior Lecturer, Australian National University
PhD. Economics

Research Topics

Pre-War Japanese Industrial and Financial Development

Education and Academic Employment

2015-present Senior Lecturer, Australian National University
2011-2014 Lecturer, Australian National University
2008-2010 Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland, College Park
2007 PhD in Economics, University of California Berkeley
2001 BA in Economics, Northwestern University

Research Fields of Interest

  • Economic History
  • Growth and Development
  • International Trade
  • Financial History
  • Institutions

Selected Publications

  1. “A Tale of Two SICs: Industrial Development in Japan and the United States in the Late Nineteenth Century”, Australian Economic History Review, 56(2): 174-197, June 2016.
  2. “Pollution Havens and the Trade in Toxic Chemicals: Evidence from U.S. Trade Flows,” Ecological Economics, 112: 150-160, April 2015.
  3. “Railroad Expansion and Industrialization: Evidence from Meiji Japan,” Journal of Economic History, 74(3): 863-886, September 2014.
  4. “Financial Intermediation and Late Development in Meiji Japan, 1868-1912,” Financial History Review, 20(2): 111-135, August 2013.
  5. “Technological Leadership and Late Development: Evidence from Meiji Japan, 1868-1912,” Economic History Review, 64(S1): 99-116, February 2011.


2016 Eramus Mundus Visiting Scholar Fellowship
2015 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Invitation Fellowship
2013 Japan Foundation Language Studies Grant
2012 Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
2002 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Professional Affiliations

  • American Economic Association
  • Economic History Association
  • Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Cliometrics Society

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