Yi Feng’s key strength to ISG Associates is his statistical ability to critically analyze cross-culture variables, drawing upon extensive professional research for balanced recommendations and solutions. His research experience spans from China, to the U.S., Latin America and Europe.
Yi Feng teaches in the areas of International Political Economy, World Politics, and Methodology at Claremont Graduate School (California).
He was born in Shenyang, China 1956, is a U.S. citizen married with two children living in Claremont, California. He has the following degrees: Ph.D., M.A., and M.S./University of Rochester, M.A./School of International Relations, Beijing, and B.A./Harbin, China.
His research has focused on political and economic development. He has published extensively in both political science and economics journals including the European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Organization and Behavior, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Urban Studies, British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Interactions, and Journal of Peace Research.
His research topics include regime transitions, political democratization, and economic liberalization.
In terms of regions, he has published on Latin America, the Middle East, Pacific Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. He has also published research on the topics of China’s financial markets, labor markets, economic growth, foreign direct investment, and trade policy.
He is also interested in regional integration across the world. This line of his research studies the linkage between domestic institutions and their convergence toward the common standard and practice.
His professional service includes the Program Chair for the International Studies Association Annual Conference (Hawaii, 2005) and Editor of International Interactions, a premier journal in international studies (2001-2006). The classes he taught include International Political Economy, Political Economy of Regional Integration and Globalization, Public Policy Research, Political Economy of Pacific Asia, Quantitative Research Methods, and Computer Applications for Data Analysis.
Professor Feng holds the Luther Lee Chair in Government and from 2006 to 2011, he was Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Claremont Graduate University.