Sujeong Shim

Ph.D. Candidate: International Relations | Comparative Politics

sshim22@wisc.edu

Sujeong Shim studies international political economy, with special interests on the International Monetary Fund (IMF),  negotiation, public opinion, trade and economic reform. Her dissertation project seeks to answer why international investors react differently to (similar) bailout programs from the IMF. In her dissertation, she finds that international investors’ response to various bailout programs depends on the indebted country’s domestic public opinion. She holds a BA (magna cum laude) in Political Science and Economics from Northwestern University.

Research Interests:

My research interests lie at the intersection of international political economy, international institutions, and comparative political economy. Particularly, I am interested in topics such as the IMF program’s catalytic effects, the IMF’s dual roles, and the interaction among exchange rate regimes, capital openness and trade politics.

Dissertation:

“Catalytic Politics: When do IMF programs successfully return investment confidence into the borrowing country?”

TA for:

Guest Lecturer, International Development and Cooperation (International Organizations), Summer 2019

Guest Lecturer, Introduction to International Relations (IPE-trade), Spring 2017

Head Teaching Assistant, Terrorism, Undergraduate Course, Prof. Andrew Kydd, Fall 2019

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to International Relations, Undergraduate Course, Prof. Mark Copelovitch, Fall 2016

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to International Relations, Undergraduate Course, Prof. Mark Copelovitch, Spring 2016

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to International Relations, Undergraduate Course, Prof. Jon Pevehouse, Fall 2015

Awards:

Merit-based Graduate Fellowship from UW-Madison, 2014-15, 2018-19

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Grant, 2016

Early Excellence in Teaching Award, Department Nominee, UW-Madison, 2016

Summer Doctorate Institute Funding, School of Business, George Washington University, 2017

Student Research Grant Competition, Conference Presentation Awards, UW-Madison, 2017, 2018, 2019

Wisconsin Project on International Relations, Graduate student grant, UW-Madison, 2017, 2018, 2019

Summer Initiative Research Funding, UW-Madison, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019