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. Her recent works are forthcoming at British Journal of Political Science and Conflict Management and Peace Science.
"Factories for Votes? How Dictators Gain Popular Support Using Targeted Industrial Policy". 2016, British Journal of Political Science 46(3): 501-527. (with SunKyoung Park, Incheon National University) - Recipient of the 2017 Gallup Korea Academic Award