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 in British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and Economic History Review, among others.
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.

  • "Colonization and Education: Exploring the Legacy of Local Elites in Korea." (with Christopher Paik) 
    Economic History Review. Forthcoming. 

  • "How Natural Resources Affect Authoritarian Leaders' Provision of Public Services: Evidence from China."
    Journal of Politics 80(1): 178-194. 

  • "Unexplored Consequences of Violence against Civilians during the Korean War." (with Woo Chang Kang) 
    Journal of East Asian Studies 17(3): 259-283

  • "Does Oil Hinder Social Spending? Evidence from Dictatorships, 1972-2008."
    Studies in Comparative International Development 52(4): 457-482. 

  • "Trauma and Stigma: the Long-term Effects of Wartime Violence on Political Attitudes." (with Woo Chang Kang)
    Conflict Management and Peace Science 34(3): 264-286.

  • "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
  • "Social Ties as a Political Resource: Revisiting Korean Democratic Transition 1987-1990" (with Joon Nak Choi, HKUST) Conditionally Accepted
  • "The Enemies Within: Loyalty, Faction and Elite Competition under Authoritarianism" (with Ting Chen, HK Baptist University) Revise and Resubmit
  • "Informal Elite Competition and Power-Sharing under Authoritarianism" (with Yang Yang, UCSD)
  • "Hate Thy Communist Neighbor: Protestantism and Election Outcomes in South Korea" (with Christopher Paik, NYUAD)
  • "Cross-Border Diffusion of Violence in a Security State: Evidence from Xinjiang, China" (with Wenhui Yang, UT Austin)
  • "The Long-term Political Effects of State Repression: Evidence from Taiwan" (with Fang-Yi Chiou, Academia Sinica)
  • "Righting Authoritarian Wrongs: Causes and Effects of Retrial Acquittals following Fabricated Espionage Charges in Democratized South Korea" (with Sunkyoung Park, Incheon National University) 
Courses Taught

Understanding Comparative Politics (SOSC 3520)

East Asian Economic Development (SOSC 3410)

Comparative Politics (SSMA 5520)

Politics Through Film (SOSC 1000E)

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