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


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.