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Mun C. Tsang

Professor of Economics and Education Policy
School: 
Teachers College
Department: 
Economics Department
Office: 
Box 211, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY10027
Email: 
tsang@tc.columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-678-3814
Appointments
  • Director, Center on Chinese Education
  • Changjiang Scholar, Ministry of Education, China
  • Honorary Professor, Beijing Normal University, China
Biography

Mun C. Tsang is Professor of Economics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He was the Chair of the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College from 1998 to 2000.  He founded the Center on Chinese Education, Teachers College Columbia University in 2000.  His scholarly interests are in education finance, economic effects of education, education costs and policy analysis, as well as education development and reform in China.  He has conducted teaching, research, and education exchange activities in China since 1982.  He is currently an affiliated professor of Peking University and Beijing Normal University, and President of the Foundation for the Economy and Education in China.  He has been a consultant of the World Bank for education projects and studies in China since 1986. He was awarded the Cheung Kong (Changjiang) Professorship in Economics of Education by the Chinese Ministry of Education in 2006, the Education for Poverty Reduction Award by Yunnan Education Society in 2005, the Richard Swanson Excellence in Research Award by American Academy for Human Resource Development in 2005, and Honorary President of the Education and Economics Society, China in 1996.  He received his BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979, MA degree in Economics from Stanford University in 1983, and PhD degree in Economics of Education from Stanford University in 1984.

Research & Other Works
Article
"Intergovernmental grants for financial compulsory education in China"

Harvard China Review

Article
"Education and national development in China since 1949: Oscillating policies and enduring dilemmas"

China Review

Article
"Financial reform of basic education in China"

Economics of Education Review

Article
"Cost analysis of educational inclusion of marginalized population"

UNESCO

Book
"School Choice in the People Republic of China"

Book chapter , Teachers College Press

Article
An Automated Approach to Map Winter Cropped Area of Smallholder Farms across Large Scales Using MODIS Imagery
Article
Estimates of fire emissions from an active deforestation region in the southern Amazon based on satellite data and biogeochemical modelling
Article
Land-use dynamics influence estimates of carbon sequestration potential in tropical second-growth forest
Data from: Fragmentation increases wind disturbance impacts on forest structure and carbon stocks in a Western Amazonian landscape
Article
Is voluntary certification of tropical agricultural commodities achieving sustainability goals for small-scale producers? A review of the evidence
Article
Factors associated with long-term species composition in dry tropical forests of Central India
Article
Effectiveness of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) for reducing fires on oil palm concessions in Indonesia from 2012 to 2015
Article
Regional air quality impacts of future fire emissions in Sumatra and Kalimantan
Article
Public health impacts of the severe haze in Equatorial Asia in September-October 2015: demonstration of a new framework for informing fire management strategies to reduce downwind smoke exposure
Article
Fire emissions and regional air quality impacts from fires in oil palm, timber, and logging concessions in Indonesia
Article
Mapping Species Composition of Forests and Tree Plantations in Northeastern Costa Rica with an Integration of Hyperspectral and Multitemporal Landsat Imagery
Article
Anthropogenic Drivers of Ecosystem Change: an Overview
Article
Biophysical and Socioeconomic Factors Associated with Forest Transitions at Multiple Spatial and Temporal Scales
Article
High-yield oil palm expansion spares land at the expense of forests in the Peruvian Amazon
Article
Land cover change interacts with drought severity to change fire regimes in Western Amazonia
Article
Sensitivity of crop cover to climate variability: Insights from two Indian agro-ecoregions
Article
Winter crop sensitivity to inter-annual climate variability in central India
Article
Mapping cropping intensity of smallholder farms: A comparison of methods using multiple sensors
Article
El Niño and health risks from landscape fire emissions in southeast Asia
Article
North Tropical Atlantic influence on western Amazon fire season variability
 
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