Working Papers

Ji Yeon Hong and Christopher Paik, “Hate Thy Communist Neighbor in the North: Protestants and Politics in South Korea” (conditionally accepted for publication at Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization)

Sok Chul Hong, Christopher Paik and Yangkeun Yun, “Family Matters in a Meritocracy: Networks, Exams and Officialdom in the Joseon Dynasty”(revision requested)

Christopher Paik and Jessica Vechbanyongratana, “Reforms, Railways and Rice: Thailand’s Political Railroads and Economic Development in the 20th Century” (revision requested)

Kemal Akoz, S.P. Harish and Christopher Paik, “Size, Resource Endowment and Survival of States” (under review)

Christopher Paik, Joel Selway and Jessica Vechbanyongratana,“Mandala Matters: Former Tributary States and Modern Civil Conflict in Thailand”

Lisa Blaydes and Christopher Paik, “Old World Trade Diasporas”

Ji Yeon Hong, Cecilia Mo and Christopher Paik, “Can Shared War Experience be a Gateway to Increase Refugee Acceptance?”

Christopher Paik and Keshar Shahi, “Up in the Highlands: The Long Run Economic Outcomes of Ancient Nomadic Migration”


Railroad Rides for Freedom: Colonial Transportation Networks and Diffusion of Independence Movement (with Duol Kim)

Occupiers and Owners: Legacies of Colonial Enterprises (with Ji Yeon Hong)

Cassava Cultivation, Consumption and Urbanization in Africa (with Sok Chul Hong and Yangkeun Yun)

Ballots and Bullets: The Electoral Aftermath of the Maoist Insurgency (with Mario Chacon)

“Spreading Knowledge in Exile” (with Sok Chul Hong and Yangkeun Yun)

“Measuring Cultural Affinity to China: from the Silk Roads to the Belt and Road Initiative” (with Lisa Blaydes)

Keeping Pulses on the Soil: Cultivation Practice and the Early Rise of Political Organization