Yumi Park

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate: International Relations

Email: yumi.park@wisc.edu

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Research interests

International Political Economy, Financial Market Development, Politics of Trade and Finance, Bank Lobby, Network Science

Dissertation title

“Varieties of Globalization: Trade Openness, Bank Lobbying, and the Political Economy of Financial Liberalization”


Yumi Park is a PhD candidate specializing in the politics of international monetary and financial relations. Her research interests include the political economy of financial market development and understanding the ways in which politics of trade and finance overlap and interact to produce global patterns of economic development. Beyond her substantive interests in international relations, Yumi also has various projects that adopt network science to applicable topics in IPE. 

Prior to studying in Madison, Yumi Park received her B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from Ewha Womans University, and M.A. in Politial Science from Seoul National University.

Office Hours

Thursdays 8:45-10:45 a.m.


Park, Yumi., and Sujeong Shim. “International Cooperation during Economic Shocks: The Political Consequences of US Currency Swap Arrangements,” under review

Park, Yumi., and Andrew McWard. “Inviting Arbitration: Democracies and the Domestic Politics of Bilateral Investment Treaties,” under review

“Why Doesn’t Asia Have a European-Style Regional Integration? Inter-Core Relationship and Diffusion in Network” Korean Journal of International Studies 13:1 (2015) (co-authored with Jong Hee Park and Byung Koo Kim)

Selected Awards

  • 2021 Letters & Science Teaching Fellow Award, UW-Madison
  • 2021 Graduate Student Teaching Award, Political Science Department, UW-Madison