John Yasuda is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, specializing in regulatory governance, bureaucratic politics, and comparative political economy. His most recent book is On Feeding the Masses: An Anatomy of Regulatory Failure in China (Dec 2017). His work has been published with Comparative Politics, China Policy Journal, Regulation and Governance, the China Quarterly, and the Journal of Politics. He is now working on a second book, Necessary Fictions: The State, Stock Markets, and Growth in E. Asia, which explores the politics of financialization in China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.
He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Yasuda previously taught at the Hamilton-Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University. He is also a research associate at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Study of Contemporary China.