Lim, Sijeong

Lim, Sijeong

Assistant Professor, DIS
Ph.D., University of Washington (2013)
Political Science
#525, Int’l Studies Hall

Curriculum Vitae


  • Assistant Professor
    Division of International Studies, Korea University, September 2018
  • Assistant Professor
    Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam,  August 2015-July 2018
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Department of Political Science, Stockholm University,  June 2013-July 2015


  • Ph.D., Political Science, 2013
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.
  • M.A., International Relations, 2008
    Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.
  • B.A., International Relations, 2006
    Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.

Research Interests

International/Comparative Political Economy, Globalization and Politics, Social/Labor Protection, Welfare State, Environmental State, Private Governance


16. Lim, Sijeong and Seiki Tanaka, Early View, “The paradoxical effect of welfare knowledge: Unveiling income cleavage over attitudes to welfare in South Korea”, International Political Science Review.

15. Lim, Sijeong and Aseem Prakash, Early View, “How the opposing pressures of industrialization and democratization influence clean water access in urban and rural areas: A panel study, 1991–2010”, Environmental Policy and Governance.

14. Lim, Sijeong, Early View, “Embedding technological transformation: the welfare state and citizen attitudes toward technology”, European Political Science Review.

13. Wood, Geoffrey, Jared J Finnegan, Maria L Allen, Matthew M C Allen, Douglas Cumming, Sofia Johan, Manuel Nicklich, Takahiro Endo, Sijeong Lim, Seiki Tanaka, Early View, “Discussion Forum: The comparative institutional analysis of energy transitions”, Socio-Economic Review (Read the contribution by Sijeong Lim and Seiki Tanaka: “Promoting social acceptance of energy transition: beyond Western societies”).

12. Lim, Sijeong and Seiki Tanaka, 2019, “Work Disincentive Perception and Welfare State Attitudes: Survey Experiment in South Korea”, Governance, 32(3): 457-473.

11. Lim, Sijeong and Brian Burgoon, Early View, “Globalization and Support for Unemployment Spending in Asia: Do Asian Citizens Want to Embed Liberalism?”, Socio-Economic Review.

10. Lim, Sijeong, 2018, “Unfairness Perceptions and A Weak Universal Welfare State in South Korea”, Japanese Journal of Political Science, 19(3):376-396.

9. Lim, Sijeong and Aseem Prakash, 2018, “Inter-Governmental Regimes and Recruitment to Private Regimes: GATT/WTO and the ISO, 1951-2005”, Global Policy, 9(3):352-364.

8. Lim, Sijeong and Andreas Duit, 2018, “Partisan Politics, Welfare States, and Environmental Policy Outputs in the OECD countries, 1975-2005”, Regulation & Governance, 12(2):220-237.

7. Lim, Sijeong and Aseem Prakash, 2017, “Do Economic Problems at Home Undermine Worker Safety Abroad?: A Panel Study, 1980–2009”, World Development, 96:562-577 (featured in the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog).

6. Lim, Sijeong and Aseem Prakash, 2017, “From Quality Control to Labor Protection: How ISO 9001 Influences Workplace Safety, 1993-2012”, Global Policy, 8(S3):66-77 (featured in The Regulatory Review).

5. Sommerer, Thomas and Sijeong Lim, 2016, “The Environmental State as a Model for the World? An Analysis of Policy Repertoires in 37 Western and Non-Western Countries”, Environmental Politics, 25(1):95-115.

4. Lim, Sijeong, Victor Menaldo and Aseem Prakash, 2015, “Foreign Aid, Economic Globalization, and Pollution”, Policy Sciences, 48(2):181-205.

3. Lim, Sijeong, 2015, “Financial Structures, Firms, and the Welfare States in South Korea and Singapore”, Business and Politics, 17(1):327-354.

2. Lim, Sijeong, Layna Mosley and Aseem Prakash, 2015, “Revenue Substitution? How Foreign Aid Inflows Moderate the Effect of Bilateral Trade Pressures on Labor Rights”, World Development, 67: 295-309.

1. Lim, Sijeong and Aseem Prakash, 2014, “Voluntary Regulations and Innovation: The Case of ISO 14001”, Public Administration Review, 73(2): 233-244.