Soo Yeon Kim joined the Department of Political Science in July 2011. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University and a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from Yonsei University. Professor Kim's research and teaching areas are International Political Economy, International Political Economy of Asia, and Research Methods, with a specialization in trade politics. She is the author of Power and the Governance of Global Trade (2011, Series in Political Economy, Cornell University Press). Her current research focuses on free trade agreements in Asia and on rising powers in the global economy.
International Political Economy; Politics of Trade; Research Methods
- Li Xiang (Ph.D.)
- Rajeev Arumugam (M.A.)
- Clara Lee (M.A.)
- Bernard Sim (M.A.)
- Melvin Tay (M.A.)
Production Networks and Preferential Trade Agreements in Asia; Rising Powers in the Global Economy; WTO Disputes
Production Networks and Preferential Trade Agreements; Regionalism; International Political Economy of Asia; International Political Economy of Emerging Markets; Politics of WTO Disputes; Text Analysis
- Global Shift: How the West Should Respond to the Rise of China. 2011. With Daniel Deudney, James Goldgeier, Steffen Kern, Hanns W. Maull, and Iskander Rehman. Washington, DC: Transatlantic Academy.
- Power and the Governance of Global Trade: From the GATT to the WTO. 2010. Series in Political Economy, Cornell University Press.
ARTICLES IN JOURNALS
- Hubs of Governance: Path Dependence and Higher-Order Effects of Preferential Trade Agreement Formation (with Mark S. Manger). 2016. Political Science Research and Methods, Available on CJO 2016 doi:10.1017/psrm.2016.2. http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S2049847016000029.
- Does Enforcement Matter? Judicialization in PTAs and Trade Flows (with Raymond Hicks). 2015. World Trade Review 14, S1: 83-106.
- Preventing Protectionism: International Institutions and Trade Policy (with Leonardo Baccini). 2012. Review of International Organizations 7,4: 369-398.
- Reciprocal Trade Agreements in Asia: Credible Commitment to Trade Liberalization or Paper Tigers? (with Raymond Hicks). 2012. Journal of East Asian Studies 12, 1:1-29.
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
- Regional Trade Governance (with Edward Mansfield and Helen V. Milner). 2016. In Tanja A. Börzel and Thomas Risse, Eds. Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism.Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Deep Integration and Regional Trade Agreements. 2015. In Lisa Martin, Ed., The Oxford Handbook of the Political Economy of International Trade.
Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Regionalization in Search of Regionalism: Production Networks and Deep Integration Commitments in Asia’s FTAs. 2015. In Manfred Elsig and Andreas Duer, Eds.Trade Cooperation: The Purpose, Design and Effects of Preferential Trade Agreements. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Globalization and Economic Crisis: Does Information Really Matter? 2010. With Leonardo Baccini. In Thomas Lagoarde-Segot, ed. After Crisis: Rethinking Finance. New York: NOVA Science Publishers.
- 2015-2018 Principal Investigator, MOE AcRF Tier 2 Grant, 'From Emerging Markets to Rising Powers? Power Shift in International Economic Governance,'
- 2014-2017 Founding Member, Global Production Networks Centre at NUS (GPN@NUS: Henry Yeung, PI, and Neil Coe, Co-PI)
- 2014-2015 Co-Principal Investigator, Regional Architecture and Frameworks for Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (Government of Japan: Ryoko Nakano, PI; Ian Chong, Co-PI)
- 2014-2016 Principal Investigator, 'The Politics, Law and Economics of WTO Disputes,' Humanities and Social Sciences Seed Fund, National University of Singapore.