Research Interests:

International relations; international political economy; financial globalization and emerging markets; East Asian regionalism; regional security complex in East Asia.

Recent Publications:

“When $262 Billion Is Not Enough: Rethinking Reserve Accumulation in South Korea.” Journal of Contemporary Asia 46, no. 1 (2016): 95-119. A podcast interview with Korea and the World on this subject is available here.

“Making the Poor Pay for the Rich: Capital Account Liberalization and Reserve Accumulation in the Developing World." Globalizations 11, no. 6 (2014): 809-25.

“Method to the Madness of Chairman Kim: The Instrumental Rationality of North Korea’s Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons.” International Journal 69, no. 1 (2014): 5-25. Winner of the SAGE Prize in International Scholarship for best article on international affairs in the 2014 volume of IJ.

“South Korea and the Pitfalls of East Asian Monetary Regionalism: Do Neighbors Mean Neighborly Behavior?” Pacific Focus 29, no. 1 (2014): 92-115.

“Taking Stock of Monetary Regionalism in East Asia: A Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?” Journal of East Asian Affairs 27, no. 2 (2013): 55-88.

Teaching, 2015-16: On Sabbatical

Department of Political Science              Political Science @ X: 2015 Newsletter            

  Youngwon Cho
B.A., Hons. (Carleton); M.A., Ph.D. (Queen's)

Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
St. Francis Xavier University
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