Sujeong Shim

International Political Economy | International Organizations | Domestic Politics 



I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. My research interests lie at the intersection of international political economy, international organizations, and domestic politics. In my dissertation, I examine domestic public opinion as a political source of credibility for countries that borrow from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). My work explains the variations in negotiation tactics between the IMF officials and government authorities and in international investors’ reactions (“the catalytic effect”) toward IMF participants. I had a privilege to receive support from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy and the Center for International Business Education and Research among others for this project. In addition to my dissertation,  I am working on multiple research projects that are centered around the themes of financial policymaking, the IMF, and public opinion. 

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics. Prior to coming to the University of Wisconsin, I worked at Samsung Life Insurance's corporate strategy team. I also worked as a research intern at the Institute for National Security Strategy and the Samsung Economic Research Institute, both in Seoul, South Korea.