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Brandon Beomseob Park

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  • Department Research Seminar Organiser
  • Module Convenor of Politics of the Welfare State (PO2PWS) and Comparative Election & Voting Behaviour (PIM99)
  • Co-teaching in PIM49 and PO1INE

Areas of interest

My research focuses on democratic accountability mechanism by looking at the role of the economy under globalisation and during foreign policy crises.

Specifically, I examine citizens’ capacity to constrain representatives for their policy performance home and abroad. My research is generally based on cross-sectional samples with regional specification in East Asia. For more details about my research, see my website

Postgraduate supervision

I am interested in supervising students working in voting behaviour, particularly on the topics of economic voting, vote-popularity functions, electoral violence/manipulations, and the effect of coercive diplomacy such as economic sanctions.

Research centres and groups

Economics and Elections: Then, Now & the Future

Economics and Politics Revisited


I joined the University of Reading in 2020. Prior to that I was a visiting assistant professor at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) for two years.

I received my PhD in political science from the University of Missouri in the US, following a master’s degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a masters’ degree in International Economics from the Berlin School of Economics and Law.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Comparative Politics, University of Missouri, USA, 2018
  • MSc Global Politics, London School of Economics
  • MA International Economics, Berlin School of Economics and Law
  • BA International Studies & English, Handong University, South Korea