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Dr. Kris Hartley is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS) at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). He researches development policy in Asia with a focus on innovation and technology. Kris is also a Nonresident Fellow for Global Cities at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and an Affiliated Scholar at the Center for Government Competitiveness at Seoul National University. Kris has previously held academic appointments at Cornell University, University of Melbourne, Vietnam National University, and Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan, and during his doctoral studies was a visiting researcher at the University of Hong Kong and the University of the Philippines-Diliman.

With over a decade of public and private sector experience, Kris has worked with the United Nations as well as governments and research institutes across Asia and North America. He has consulted on a variety of topics including compact growth strategies, sustainable development, transportation planning, earthquake recovery, and infrastructure management. Kris’s research and consulting projects are connected by the overarching theme of new public policy models for the 21st century. In addition to his academic publications, Kris has pursued an active external engagement agenda, giving numerous broadcast interviews and invited lectures, and publishing over 100 commentaries in press venues such as CNN International, China Daily, Huffington Post, and The Straits Times. Kris is originally from Nashville, Tennessee USA.

Research interests

Urban Policy and Development
Technology and Smart Cities
Environmental Policy and Water Management
Collaborative Governance
State-society Relations

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Research Outputs 2015 2019

  • 6 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 9 Article
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Chapter

A modeling framework for enhancing aid effectiveness

LIN, J. Y., VU, K. & HARTLEY, K., Jan 2019, In : Journal of Economic Policy Reform.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aid effectiveness
Foreign aid
Quality improvement

Cultural policy and collaboration in Seoul's Mullae art district

HARTLEY, K., Dec 2018, In : Geoforum. 97, p. 177-188

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cultural policy
3 Citations (Scopus)
regional interdependence
historical analysis

Measuring policy capacity through governance indices

HARTLEY, K. & ZHANG, J., 2018, Policy capacity and governance: Assessing governmental competences and capabilities in theory and practice. WU, X., HOWLETT, M. & RAMESH, M. (eds.). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 67-97

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Political dynamics and water supply in Hong Kong

HARTLEY, K., TORTAJADA, C. & BISWAS, A. K., Sep 2018, In : Environmental Development. 27, p. 107-117

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

water management
Hong Kong
water supply