I am an Associate Professor at the Division of Social ScienceHong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). I obtained my Ph.D. degree in the Department of Politics at New York University. Before NYU, I studied political science, economics (BA) and international relations (MS) at Seoul National University, Korea. 


My research interest centers on the political economy of authoritarian regimes, with particular attention to East Asia. I have various ongoing  research projects related to resource-dependent economic development, legacy of authoritarian past, and the long-term impact of political violence. My research is published in British Journal of Political Science, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Economic History Review, Electoral Studies, Journal of East Asian Studies, Journal of Politics, Political Science Research and Methods and Studies in Comparative International Development. You can also follow me on Twitter @jeanjiyeonhong.



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"History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce" - Karl Marx

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