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, the legacy of authoritarian past, and the long-term impact of political violence. My research is published in British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Politics, and Political Science Research and Methods among others. You can also follow me on Twitter @jeanjiyeonhong.


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“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.” ―  Hannah Arendt, The Life of the Mind