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Suna Jeong

Korea Foundation Junior Scholar


February 5, 2018 — July 27, 2018

Professional affiliation

M.A. in Political Science, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Wilson Center Projects

Interactive and Iterative Process of Aid Allocation Decision: A Historical Comparison of US Aid Allocation to South Korea between under Rhee Syngman and under Park Chunghee Administration

Full Biography

Suna Jeong received both her B.A. and her M.A. in Political Science from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Her master’s thesis was on why China still received foreign aid. Before joining the Center, she was involved in many research projects in the field of international relations as a research assistant. Her primary research interests are the dynamics of development finances, ranging from the determinants of public and private international capital transfers to their effects and consequences on developing economies. Related interests are stakes and interactions of stakeholders involved in development at the regional and country level. She takes both qualitative and quantitative methods in her studies.

Major Publications

Suna Jeong and Youngwan Kim. (2017). The Determinants of Chinese Foreign Aid to the Pacific Island Countries. Social Science Review, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 68-88 (KCI, In Korean)