Mark Dallas

Mark P. Dallas is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies and Director of Asian Studies at Union College in New York. In 2019, he was the Hallsworth Visiting Professor at the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester. In 2016-17, he was a visiting scholar at the Department of Strategic Management and Public Policy at the School of Business, George Washington University. In 2013-14, he was the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. He has also been a visiting scholar at the School of Government at Beijing University and the Shandong Institute of East Asian Studies in Jinan, China. His work has been funded by a Fulbright fellowship, the Harvard-Yenching Institute, the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, the National Security Education Program and the Blakemore Foundation, among others.
His research focuses on international and comparative political economy and development, complexity theory and emergence in technology and markets, China and the East Asian region, industrial policy, and the intersection of ‘big data’ and qualitative research methods, including concept formation, categorization and operationalization. His publications primarily engage with issues of governance, power and value creation and capture in global value chains (GVCs) with particular focus on light industries and semiconductors, computing and electronics in China and East Asia. He combines qualitative research with several types of big data, including large-scale firm-level financial and technology datasets and big data, such as hundreds of millions of records of Chinese shipment-level trade data.

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