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 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 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, the largest financial affiliate of the conglomerate. 

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