Sojun Park is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. His research expertise lies in the political economy of intellectual property rights and public health. More broadly, he studies how political institutions shape economic outcomes, including the consequences of globalization.
His dissertation project examines how public interest in patented medicine shapes business-government and inter-governmental relations. Specifically, his job market paper demonstrates how democratic governments secure public access to patented drugs without discouraging investments for innovation by the patent holders in the developing world.
Sojun received a B.A. in International Studies and a B.A. in Economics (Statistics) from Korea University, where we was admitted with distinction and graduated early with honors. His doctoral studies at Princeton University are funded by the US Department of State and its Fulbright Foreign Student Program.