Ji Yeon Jean Hong
PhD, New York University
Assistant Professor, Division of Social Science
Tel (825) 2358 7665
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AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Comparative political economy; authoritarian regimes and leaderships; political economy of development; resource politics; East Asian politics
Ji Yeon (Jean) Hong (Ph.D., New York University, 2014) is an Assistant Professor of Social Science. Her research interest centers on political economy of authoritarian regimes. She focuses particularly on political economic incentives and constraints that shape authoritarian rulers’ policy choices. Her studies range over various topics in political economy including authoritarian elections, economic development, industrial policy, social policy, conflicts and violence, and colonial legacies. Her recent works are forthcoming at British Journal of Political Science and Conflict Management and Peace Science.
SELECTED PAPERS & PUBLICATIONS
- "Oilfields, Mosques, and Violence: Is There a Resource Curse in Xinjiang" (with Wenhui Yang) British Journal of Political Science, Forthcoming.
- "How Natural Resources Affect Authoritarian Leaders' Provision of Public Services: Evidence from China." Journal of Politics. Forthcoming.
- "Unexplored Consequences of Violence against Civilians during the Korean War." (with Woo Chang Kang) Journal of East Asian Studies. Forthcoming.
- "Does Oil Hinder Social Spending? Evidence from Dictatorships, 1972-2008." Studies in Comparative International Development. Forthcoming.
- "Colonization and Education: Exploring the Legacy of Local Elites in Korea." (with Christopher Paik) Economic History Review. Forthcoming.
- "Trauma and Stigma: the Long-term Effects of Wartime Violence on Political Attitudes." (with Woo Chang Kang) Conflict Management and Peace Science.
- "Factories for Votes? How Dictators Gain Popular Support Using Targeted Industrial Policy." (with Sunkyoung Park) British Journal of Political Science 46(3): 501-527.
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