BIO & CV

I am a political economist specializing in U.S. foreign economic policymaking on export-oriented countries of Northeast Asia – China, Japan, and South Korea. I work on trade and energy issues with regional focuses on East Asia and the Middle East. I also conduct policy-oriented research on the two Koreas.

I am currently Adjunct Professor of International Political Economy at the Division of International Studies at Hanyang University. On the policy side, I am a non-resident James A. Kelly Fellow of the Pacific Forum.

My first book manuscript, ‘Trade Wars & Currency Conflict: Northeast Asian States Responses to US Pressures’, highlights the role of domestic institutions in China, Japan, and South Korea toward their foreign economic policy outcomes and argues that institutional variance best explains their responses to the U.S in trade wars.

Envisioning my second book project, I conduct research projects on East Asia’s trans regional transactions with the petro-states of the Gulf, focusing on East Asia’s increased consumption of Middle Eastern oil and gas and provision of nuclear and renewable energy.

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