Byunghwan Son

Byunghwan Son

Global Affairs Program

George Mason University

Byunghwan “Ben” Son (손병환) is an Associate Professor of Global Affairs Program at George Mason University. He also serves as the director of the Asia-Pacific & Northeast Asian Studies minor program, the associate director of the Korean Studies Center, and a University Faculty Affiliate of Schar School of Policy & Government.

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Interests
  • international and comparative political economy
  • politics in Asia
  • politics of inequality
  • political communication
  • quantitative methods
Education
  • PhD in Political Science (2013)

    University of Missouri-Columbia

  • MA and BA in Political Science

    Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

Publication

(2022). The Health Cost of Autocratization. Journal of Development Studies, Forthcoming.

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(2020). Doi Moi and Vietnamese threat perception of Chinese economic growth. Japanese Journal of Political Science, 21(4): 179-193.

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(2020). Democracy and Reserves. Foreign Policy Analysis, 16(3): 417-437.

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(2018). Latin American Democratization and Currency Crises (1975-2008). Journal of International Relations and Development, 21: 442-463.

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(2016). Policy choices in tough times: The case of democratization and currency defense. International Political Science Review, 37(4): 453–469.

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