Jason Kuo

International Political Economy, International Organization, Global Governance,  Experiemntal and Quasi-experimental Methods, East Aisa

Dissertation Title: Inspectors Beyond Borders: The Extraterritorial Governance of Food Safety in a Global Economy

Description: I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgetown Universtiy’s Mortara Center for International Studies. My research interests center on international and comparative political economy, with a particular focus on the regulation of globalization as a consequence of cross-boder political alignments. In my dissertation, I examine and explain why and how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has stationed inspectors abroad to oversee international compliance with its domestic  standards beyond borders using not only  a before-and-after quasi-experiment, but also a series of survey experiments in the U.S. and China. My second line of inquiry studies impacts of political leaders on global economic governance. I also have a regonal expertise in East Asia,  where I studies political consequences of China’s economic diplomacy on other open economies within the region and beyond. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Californina, San Diego in July 2016.

Committee: David A. Lake (Chair), J. Lawrence Broz (Co-Chair), Stephen M. Haggard, Megumi Naoi, Marc Meundler