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Park, Clara

Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • Clara Park's research focuses on international trade and finance, international organizations, and the US foreign economic policy in the Asia-Pacific region. Her research examines business-state relations in international trade and regulatory changes in financial services and telecommunications.


  • International Trade, Finance, Telecommunications, Services, Competition Policy, Regulations, US, China, Japan, EU


courses taught

  • PSCI 2223 - Introduction to International Relations
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Summer 2022 / Spring 2023
    Introduces the field of international relations, with general survey of the theories, histories, and problems of historical and contemporary relations among state and nonstate actors.
  • PSCI 3213 - International Political Economy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2022 / Summer 2023
    Analyzes issues at the intersection of international politics and international economics. Utilizes theories and concepts from both economics and political science to understand issues in trade, finance, development and migration. Formerly PSCI 4193. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 2223.
  • PSCI 4173 - International Cooperation and Global Anarchy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Explores if and how countries cooperate under anarchy. Investigates cooperation over a number of international issues, including peace and security, trade and development, human rights, and justice for victims of war crimes. Gives special attention to organizations including the United Nations, European Union, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization.
  • PSCI 7073 - Seminar: Global Political Economy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2021
    Introduces graduate students to concepts, theories, and data used to study the global system from a political-economic framework. Examines world systems analysis, regime change theory, and dependency theory with respect to operation of the exchange and power relationship within the contemporary world system.
  • PSCI 7173 - The Politics of International Factor Flows
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    Focuses on the second dimension of international trade: the politics of international factor flows. Economic globalization can be defined as the freer flow of (1) goods and services (i.e., international trade) and (2) factors of production (e.g., capital and labor) across national borders. Links these topics in International Political Economy to broader theories of International Relations, namely Institutionalism and Liberalism.


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