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Dr. Michael F. Martin is a Specialist in Asian Affairs for the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. From 1994 to 1998, he was the assistant chief economist for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). Prior to his time with HKTDC, Dr. Martin taught at Hong Kong Baptist University, Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan), Colby College and Tufts University. After leaving Hong Kong in 1998, Mike worked for six years for the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) in Washington, DC. Dr. Martin holds a B.A. in economics from the Michigan State University, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Dr. Martin lives in Takoma Park, Maryland with his spouse, Meipo Fun Martin, who was born and raised in Hong Kong. They both practice aikido, a Japanese martial art.