Prof Jean Hong


PhD New York University, 2014
Associate Professor

Ji Yeon (Jean) Hong (Ph.D.,  New York University, 2014) is an Associate Professor of Social Science. Her research interest centers on the political economy of authoritarian regimes. She focuses 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 the British Journal of Political Science, Journal of PoliticsPolitical Science Research and Methods, and Economic History Review, among others.


Research Interests
• Comparative political economy
• Authoritarian regimes and leadership
• Political economy of development
• Resource politics
• East Asia
Courses Taught
SOSC 1510(Previous code-SOSC1000E): Politics Through Film
SOSC 3410: East Asian Economic Development
SOSC 3520: Understanding Comparative Politics