Min-Hsiung Huang is associate professor/research fellow at the Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996. His research interests include trends in racial test score gaps, the role of cognitive ability in determining one’s socioeconomic success, and the effects of educational institutions on student performance. His current research projects include the prevalence of after-school tutoring in relation to student performance distributions, the widening-gap phenomenon in student performance over time, and the influence of family background on student performance. All these projects are cross-national, and include data on more than a dozen countries.