Sujeong Shim



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 current book project, I examine domestic political sources 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 among others for this book project.

My other current work investigates how a government’s monetary and financial commitments affect its trade policy using a large dataset of GATT/WTO members. Another work addresses the dual role of the IMF -- a steward of international financial stability and a responsible banker of member states -- and examines how the dual role affects Fund's lending decisions. 

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics.

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