Austin Horng-En Wang

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Expertise: Asia Politics, Taiwan Politics, Taiwan-China-US relationship, Public Opinion and Election


Austin Horng-En Wang is an expert on voting behavior, East Asian politics, and political psychology. His dissertation examined the relationship between temporal discounting and political participation through survey and experiments in the U.S., Taiwan, and Ukraine. His current research explores the long-term effect of political repression and attitude toward war in East Asia.

Wang’s commentary on Asian politics have appeared in The Washington Post, The National Interest, and Huffington Post, among others. His research has been published in highly respected journals, including Political Research Quarterly, Electoral Studies, Asian Survey, and Social Science Research.


  • Ph.D., Political Science, Duke University
  • M.A., Political Science, National Taiwan University
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University

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Austin Horng-En Wang In The News

June 14, 2019
China’s heavy-handed tactics in Hong Kong could be also hurting its cause in neighboring Taiwan.
June 13, 2019
As debate raged in Hong Kong in recent months over a controversial extradition law that would allow the city to send suspects to mainland China, governments from countries around the world have expressed their concerns. None have been more vocal than Taiwan
New York Times
June 6, 2019
A cacophonous sea of tens of thousands of people, dressed in red and waving flags, chanted and blasted air horns in Taipei, Taiwan’s capital.
April 18, 2019
Billionaire Guo Taiming announced on Wednesday that he will run for the president of Taiwan. He said that his election has been blessed by Mazu. The most well-known product of Guo Taiming's factory is the iPhone.