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I am a Ph.D. Candidate

in the Department of Political Science at TexasA&M University.   

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ABOUT ME

 I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University. I study the politics of international trade  and investment with a focus on strategic behavior by states, interest groups, and firms.  Broadly, my research lies at the intersection of domestic politics and international relations and draws upon a wide body of formal theory and  quantitative and disaggregated  data.  

WHAT I DO

Over the last two decades,  more and more legalized international organizations and the fragmented production by multinational firms have yielded different winners and losers of globalization. Today, more than two-thirds of world trade occurs through global value chains because firms can split up their production of goods and services across the world. 

 

My two research streams examine how these key changes shape the politics of international economic transactions in the new era of globalization. My first research area focuses on the interaction of states and the role of international organizations. My second area of research emphasizes the effect of  global production on strategic behavior by states and firms using  disaggregated trade and foreign direct investment (FDI)  data. In my dissertation,  using data on bilateral-industry-level trade in value added, I  ask how global production shapes states' behavior in response to increased political tensions with  partner countries, for instance, how the fragmented production affects the ongoing  U.S.-China trade war and the recent  trade and diplomatic dispute between  Japan and South Korea. 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Washington DC
American Political Science Association. 2019
Chicago, IL
Midwest Association of Political Science. 2019
San Francisco, CA
American Political Science Association. 2017
Philadelphia, PA
American Political Science Association. 2016
New Orleans, LA
International Studies Association. 2015
Claremont, CA
International Political Economy Society. 2013
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RESEARCH INTERESTS

International Political Economy

 

  • International Organizations

  • International Arbitration

  • States, Interest Groups, and Firms in Global Value Chains 

  • Politics of International Trade and Investment

  • Foreign Direct Investment and Investor Behavior

 

TEACHING INTERESTS

  • International Relations

  • International Political Economy

  • Polimetrics

  • Game Theory

  • Time Series and Panel Data Analysis

CONTACT
WHERE TO FIND ME

Department of Political Science

Texas A&M University

2010 Allen Building

College Station, TX77843-4348
yoosunjung@tamu.edu



Tel: 979.845.2511

Fax: 979.847.8924

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