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Tsang, Mun
Professor of Economics and Education Policy
Professor of Economics of Education, Teachers College Columbia University, USA Director, Center on Chinese Education, Teachers College Columbia University, USA Changjiang Professor of Economics of Education Peking University, China
Education Policy and Social Analysis
212-678-3814

Office:
346 Macy

Office Hours:
Monday 2:45-4:15PM (walk in) Thursday 2:00-3:30PM (by appointment) To set up an appointment, please contact jl3783@tc.columbia.edu by previous Friday.

Educational Background

B.S., M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

Scholarly Interests

Costs and financing of education. Chinese education policy. Education and economic development.

Selected Publications

"Intergovernmental grants for financial compulsory education in China" (Harvard China Review).

"Education and national development in China since 1949: Oscillating policies and enduring dilemmas" (China Review).

"Financial reform of basic education in China" (Economics of Education Review).

"Cost analysis of educational inclusion of marginalized population" (UNESCO).

"School Choice in the People Republic of China" (book chapter, Teachers College Press).

Economic analysis of education policy (Education Science Press.)

CURRENT POSITION

Professor of Economics of Education, Teachers College Columbia University, USA
 
Director, Center on Chinese Education, Teachers College ColumbiaUniversity, USA
 
Changjiang Scholar, Ministry of Education, China
 
Changjiang Professor of Economics of Education, Peking University, China
 
Honorary Professor, Beijing Normal University, China
  

EDUCATION

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.S., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.A., Economics, Stanford University

PhD,  Economics of Education, Stanford University

 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Educational Development and Reform in China

Education Finance

Education Costs and Policy Analysis in Education

Education and Economic Development

 

AWARDS AND HONORS (year, source)

Changjiang Professor of Economics of Education, Peking University, China (Third Term, 4/2012-3/2015, Ministry of Education, China)

Honorary Professor, Yunnan Normal University (since 2012)

International Scholar for Excellent Contributions to Chinese Education Development (2010, Chinese Education Society and Association of Non-government Education in China)

Honorary Professor, South China Normal University (since 2009)

Changjiang Professor of Economics of Education, Peking University, China (Second Term, 4/2009-3/2012, Ministry of Education, China)

Honorary Professor, Beijing Normal University (since 2007)

Changjiang Professor of Economics of Education, Peking University, China (First Term, 4/2006-3/2009, Ministry of Education, China)

The Richard Swanson Excellence in Research Award (2005, from the American Academy for Human Resource Development)

Education Award for Education Projects to Alleviate Poverty (2005, from Yunnan

Education Society, Yunnan, China)

Senior Advisor for Education Development in Yunnan, China (2005, from Yunnan Education Society, Yunnan, China)

Guest Professor, Beijing Normal University (1998, Beijing Normal University)

Honorary President, Education and Economics Society, China (1996, from Education and Economics Society, China)

Guest Professor, Peking University (1995, Peking University)

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/articles/2010/may/how-to-educate-the-children-of-chinas-migrant-workers/

TC and China

This spring, when Frances Schoonmaker returns to China's Nanjing Normal University for the first time in 15 years, she'll be braced for a shock.

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China's Unsung Education Hero

They may not know it, but millions of children in rural China have TC faculty member Mun Tsang to thank for their education.

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