Min Gyo Koo is a Senior Research Affiliate at BASC and Professor in the Graduate School of Public Administration and Dean of Student Affairs at Seoul National University. His research interests include East Asian political economy and maritime affairs. Prior to his move to SNU, Dr. Koo taught at Yonsei University in South Korea from fall 2007 to spring 2010. He also served as a 2015-2016 Visiting Scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute. From August 2016 to February 2020, he served as Associate Dean and Dean of the Office of International Affairs of Seoul National University. He holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in Public Policy from SNU and an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. Dr. Koo received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 2005.
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Content By Min Gyo Koo
Trade at Risk: Challenges to East Asia’s Export-Oriented Model
Global Asia, 2016
One word more than any other captures the key to East Asia’s ‘economic miracle’ spanning the decades after the Second World War — trade.
Designing Trade Institutions for Asia
Cornell University Press, 2016
Drawing on the project framework, the first section begins by specifying, then supplementing, the institutional dimensions on which key institutions that influence Asian trade can be analyzed.
The Future of Northeast Asia’s Institutional Architecture
Northeast Asia, 2008
The institutional architecture under the San Francisco system served Northeast Asia well for the Cold War period, obviating the need for any significant regional institutionalization of both economic and security affairs.
Economic and Security Institution Building in Northeast Asia: An Analytical Overview
Northeast Asia, 2008
In recent years, however, the traditional institutional order that has governed economic and security relations in Northeast Asia has come under heavy strain.
An Institutional Path: Community Building in Northeast Asia
The United States and Northeast Asia, 2008
In this chapter, we show how the traditional institutional equilibrium in Northeast Asia has come under heavy strain in the triple post period: namely the post‐Cold War, the post‐financial crisis of 1997‐98, and the post‐September 11, 2001 attacks, thereby undergoing a dramatic transformation.
The Past, Present, and Future of Asia’s Institutional Architecture
Asia’s New Institutional Architecture, 2007
How effective will these burgeoning regional and interregional institutions be in managing Asia’s increasingly complex economic and security ties?
Northeast Asia’s Economic and Security Regionalism: Withering or Blossoming?
Regionalism in Northeast Asia, 2007
The first section of this chapter systemically categorizes a wide range of economic and security arrangements that NEA countries have adopted during the postwar period.
Asia’s New Institutional Architecture: Evolving Structures for Managing Trade, Financial, and Security Relations
In investigating the origins and evolution of Asia’s new institutional architecture in trade, finance, and security, this book focuses on three sets of distinct but related issues.
The Evolution and Implications of Bilateral Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific
Bilateral Trade Arrangements in the Asia-Pacific, 2006
The Asia-Pacific region has witnessed a dramatic rise of bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) at the beginning of the 21st century.
Shifting Ground: Is it Finally Time?
Global Asia, 2006
We argue here that the traditional institutional order in East Asia has come under heavy strain in the wake of three key shocks and their aftermath: the end of the Cold War, the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98, and the September 11, 2001 attacks.