Jean HONG 洪知延
Ph.D New York University, 2014
Assistant Professor

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Ji Yeon (Jean) Hong (Ph.D., New York University, 2014) is an Assistant Professor of Social Science. Her research interest centers on the 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 the political economy including authoritarian elections, economic development, industrial policy, social policy, conflicts and violence, and colonial legacies. Her recent works have been published or are forthcoming at Journal of PoliticsBritish Journal of Political Science, Economic History Review, Studies in Comparative International Development and Conflict Management and Peace Science.
Research Interests
  • Comparative political economy
  • Authoritarian regimes and leadership
  • Political economy of development
  • Resource politics
  • East Asia
Representative 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 PoliticsForthcoming. 
  • "Unexplored Consequences of Violence against Civilians during the Korean War." (with Woo Chang Kang) Journal of East Asian StudiesForthcoming. 
  • "Does Oil Hinder Social Spending? Evidence from Dictatorships, 1972-2008." Studies in Comparative International DevelopmentForthcoming. 
  • "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.
Forthcoming / Work In Progress
Working papers under review
  • "Rice, State and Development" with Yuhua Wang.
  • "Social Ties as a Political Resource: Revisiting Korean Democratic Transition 1987-1990" with Joon Nak Choi.
  • "The Enemies Within: Loyalty, Faction and Elite Competition under Authoritarianism" with Ting Chen.
  • "Selecting Better Autocrats" with Yuhua Wang.
  • "Informal Elite Competition and Power-Sharing under Authoritarianism" with Yang Yang.
  • "The Long-term Political Effects of State Repression: Evidence from Taiwan" with Fang-Yi Chiou.
Courses Taught
Understanding Comparative Politics (SOSC 3520)
East Asian Economic Development (SOSC 3410)