Hans H. Tung

 
 

Hans H. Tung is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and a faculty associate of the Behavioral and Data Science Research Center and the Center for Research in Econometric Theory and Applications at National Taiwan University. He is a non-resident research fellow at the V-Dem Regional Center for East Asia hosted by Keio University, and serves on the advisory board of the Cambridge University Press book series on Taiwan Studies. Currently, he is also an Executive Committee member of the Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences under Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University. He has taught international political economy, political economy of authoritarianism, and Chinese politics at National Chengchi University, University of Vienna, and National Taiwan University. He is primarily interested in both formal and empirical analyses of the politics of economic policy-making in both authoritarian and democratic settings, and has authored and co-authored several articles in both academic journals and edited volumes. More specifically, one strand of his research seeks to uncover the political logic of institutional development under authoritarian regimes. His book, Economic Growth and Endogenous Authoritarian Institutions in Post-Reform China (2019), develops a dynamic theory of authoritarian institutional change in the context of post-reform China. A second strand of his research explores more fundamentally individuals’ political-economic decision-making by utilizing advanced neuroscientific methods and data. One ongoing project investigates both behaviorally and neuroscientifically how individuals’ perceptions about the structure of inequality affect their levels of contributions in a public-goods game context. A third strand builds on the theoretical insights developed from other parts of his research to address various issues regarding how China’s rise on the world stage affects the regional dynamics in East Asia.


Ph.D Harvard

Associate Professor

Associate Chair

Department of Political Science

National Taiwan University


1 Sec. 4 Roosevelt Rd.

Social Sciences Building 745

Taipei 10617 Taiwan ROC

Phone:  886233668402

Fax: 886223653433

hanstung[at]ntu.edu.tw


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Chinese Poltical Economy Research Section

  1. Bullet[Dataset] China Elites Expert Survey. (with Franziska Keller, Bern and Johan Elkink, UCD) .

  2. Bullet[Research Article] Asymmetric Signaling and the Consolidation of Dictatorial Control (with Victor Shih, UCSD and Keng-chi Chang, UCSD). To be presented at the 118th Annual Meeting of American Political Science Association, 2022.


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  1. Bullet[Research Article] National Identity Predicts Public Health Support during a Global Pandemic. (with Jay J. Van Bavel, NYU, Aleksandra Cichocka, Kent, Charles Crabtree, Dartmouth, Yusaku Horiuchi, Dartmouth, Ming-Jen Lin, NTU, et al.). Nature Communications 13, 517 (2022). ( nature portfolio: Behind the Paper; Selected into Editors' Highlights; MOST Facebook Post )

  2. Bullet [Research Article] Citizen Journalism Reduces the Credibility Deficit of Authoritarian Government in Risk Communication amid COVID-19 Outbreaks. (with Greg Sheen, NCKU and Wen-chin Wu, Academic Sinica) PLoS ONE 16(12): e0260961 (2021) (Open Access).

  3. Bullet[Research Article] Predicting Attitudinal and Behavioral Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic Using Machine Learning. (with Tomislav Pavlovic, Zagreb, Jay J. Van Bavel, NYU, Charles Crabtree, Dartmouth, Yusaku Horiuchi, Dartmouth, Ming-Jen Lin, NTU, et al.). PNAS Nexus forthcoming.

  4. Bullet[Research Article] Political Ideology Predicts Preventative Behaviors and Infections amid COVID-19. (with Teng-Jen Chang, OSU and Ming-Jen Lin, NTU) (R&R)

  5. Bullet[Research Article] WHO Approves? International Organization and Credibility of China’s COVID-19 Vaccines. (with Greg Sheen, NCKU, Chien-huei Wu, Academic Sinica and Wen-chin Wu, Academic Sinica) (R&R)

  6. Bullet[Research Article] The Nation of Vaccine Development Influences COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance. (with Greg Sheen, NCKU, Joan Barcelo Soler, NYUAD, and Wen-chin Wu, Academic Sinica). (R&R)

  7. Bullet[Research Article] Policy Experts or Politicians? Citizen Responses to Vaccine Endorsements across 5 OECD Countries. (with Greg Sheen, NCKU, Joan Barcelo Soler, NYUAD, and Wen-chin Wu, Academic Sinica). (R&R)

  8. Bullet[Research Article] Social and moral psychology of COVID-19 across 69 countries. (with Flavio Azevedo, Cambridge, Jay J. Van Bavel, NYU, Charles Crabtree, Dartmouth, Yusaku Horiuchi, Dartmouth, Ming-Jen Lin, NTU, et al.). (R&R)

  9. Bullet[Research Article] Ambiguity and Self-Protection: Evidence from Social Distancing under the COVID-19 Pandemic. (with Daiki Kishishita, Tokyo University of Science and Charlotte Wang, Columbia) (Submitted and Under Review)

  10. Bullet[Research Article] Pandemic Backsliding and Conspiracy Theories amid COVID-19. (with ByeongHwa Choi, Dongguk). (To be submitted).

  11. Bullet[Op-Ed] Tokyo can learn from Taipei’s Virus Tactics. (with Yuko Kasuya, Keio) Nikkei Asian Review May 4, 2020. (Web version; Recommended: Prof. Kasuya’s expanded essay in Japanese.)

  12. Bullet[Global Dataset] Pandemic Backsliding: Democracy during COVID-19 (PanDem). V-Dem Institute. (Online Dashboard; Policy Briefs: April, 2020, June, 2020, October, 2020, December. 2020, July, 2021)

  13. Bullet[Global Dataset] COVID-19 International Collaboration on Social & Moral Psychology. (Nature News Feature.)

  14. Bullet[Blog Post] Taiwan’s Political Landscape and COVID-related Conspiracy Theories. (Chinese). MOST Project: “Reflections on COVID-19 from Humanities and Social Sciences.”

  15. Bullet[Blog Post] Pick a Quarrel? Citizen Journalism under Authoritarian Regimes and Risk Communication amid COVID-19. (Chinese). MOST Project: “Reflections on COVID-19 from Humanities and Social Sciences.”

  16. Bullet[Blog Post] Transparency and Anti-COVID Policy Effectiveness. (Chinese, with Greg Sheen, NCKU and Wen-chin Wu*, Academic Sinica). Reflections on COVID-19 from Humanities and Social Sciences. Academia Sinica.

  17. Bullet[Blog Post] The WHO Approval and Support for China’s COVID-19 Vaccines in Taiwan. (with Greg Sheen, NCKU, Chien-huei Wu, Academic Sinica and Wen-chin Wu, Academic Sinica). Taiwan Insight.

  18. Bullet[Work in Progress] Self-Selection of Infomration and Updated Beliefs: An Experiment on COVID-19 Vaccine Information. (with ChienHsun Lin, UCSB).

  19. Bullet[Work in Progress] State Autonomy amid a Public Health Crisis: South Korea and Taiwan Compared. (with Chelsea C. Chou, NTU).

  20. Bullet[Work in Progress] The Political Economy of China’s Local Economic Stimulus amid COVID-19: Consumption Coupons/Vouchers in Focus. (with Jean Hong, HKUST)



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COVID-19 Research Section

Hong Kong Research Section

  1. Bullet[Webinar] Pro-Democracy Movements in Asia. V-Dem Regional Center East Asia.

  2. Bullet[Special Issue Editorship] A Special Issue on Hong Kong’s Anti-ELAB Movement. (with Yuko Kasuya, Keio) Japanese Journal of Political Science 22(4).

  3. Bullet [Editorial Essay] Resisting Autocratization: The Protest-Repression Nexus in Hong Kong’s Anti-ELAB Movement. (with Yuko Kasuya, Keio). Japanese Journal of Political Science 22(4): 193-7.

  4. Bullet [Research Article] Anti-ELAB Movement, National Security Law, and Heterogeneous Institutional Trust in Hong Kong . (with Ming-Jen Lin, NTU and Yi-fan Lin, NTU) Japanese Journal of Political Science 22(4): 287-311. (Open Access)

  5. Bullet [Research Article] Preferences for Government Concessions amid Protests and Repression: Experimental Evidence from Hong Kong’s Anti-ELAB Movement and National Security Law. (with with Daiki Kishishita, Tokyo University of Science and Ming-Jen Lin, NTU). Presented at the 2022 ASSA Annual Meeting, The American Economic Association.

  6. Bullet[Work in Progress] Perceptions of American Eletions in Hong Kong and Taiwan. (with Victoria Hui, Notre Dame and Maggie Shum, Notre Dame)

  7. Bullet[Work in Progress] On the Same Boat? Hong Kong’s Piblic Attitudes towards Taiwan during the Anti-ELAB Movement. (with Ming-Jen Lin, NTU and Yi-fan Lin, NTU)


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Political Communication Research Section

  1. Bullet[Research Article] Power Sharing and Media Freedom in Dictatorships. (with Greg Sheen, NCKU and Wen-chin Wu, Academic Sinica). Political Communication 39(2): 202-221. (Open Access)

  2. Bullet[Research Article] Tell me the Truth? Dictatorship and the Commitment to Media Freedom. (with Greg Sheen, NCKU and Wen-chin Wu, Academic Sinica). (Submitted and Under Review)


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