a bit about me:

I was born and raised in South Korea and studied international relations at Seoul National University, getting both a B.A. and an M.A.  I then served in the Korean Army as an officer (First Lieutenant) for three years in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). After the military service, I studied political science at U.C. Berkeley, getting both an M.A. and a Ph.D. I have specialized in international and comparative political economy, especially focusing on financial crises and government’s macroeconomic policy responses, both in the cross-national and Asia-specific contexts and have published articles on financial crises and reforms in New Political Economy, World Development, Comparative Political Studies, Pacific Review, Asian Politics and Policy, Asian Survey, and others. 


I am teaching at Baruch College, CUNY, and before joining Baruch College I also taught at Claremont McKenna College (2008-2012) in California; held a post-doctoral fellowship from the Asia Pacific Research Center at Stanford University (2006-2008); was affiliated to Policy Research Institute of the Ministry of Finance of Japan as a visiting scholar (2003-04) and was a visitor scholar to the Institute for Advanced Study(Princeton, New Jersey) from January to August of 2010.

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