I am a first-year graduate student in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University. My current research interests include comparative political institutions and their political outcomes. More specifically, I have interests in how constitutional arrangements, electoral institutions and legislative rules affect various political agents’ preferences and policy outcomes. In terms of methodology, I would like to adopt formal models for deducing theoretical arguments about the workings of political institutions and apply not only quantitative but also qualitative analytic methods for testing the theoretical propositions empirically. I received my B.A. and M.A. in political science from Seoul National University. During my M.A. program, I worked as the department assistant of the Department of Political Science at SNU for about three years.
Expected Completion: 2014