I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science & Diplomacy at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea. I completed my PhD in Political Science at Columbia University in May 2019 and joined the University of California, Irvine as a postdoctoral fellow in Fall 2019. I write on the political economy of business-government relations.
My dissertation studies the electoral and policy implications of business location decisions. The analysis provides evidence that firms' locational decisions influence voters’ perceptions of economic performance and their voting decisions. In so doing, I argue that the heightened mobility of corporations constrains the policy choices of elected officials.
Prior to graduate school, I worked as a legislative staff in the national assembly of the Republic of Korea for over two years. I received a M.A. in International Affairs (2012) from the School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University, and a B.A. in Political Science and French from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.