In Young Park is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Politics. She studies the political economy of international trade and investment, using both formal and quantitative methods. Her current project builds a simple model to explain why some groups of individuals tend to hold rational preferences toward trade liberalization while others are seemingly irrational. A second project develops a structural model to explain why opening to trade tends to result in more stringent regulation, even when lobby groups in favor of liberalization hold greater political influence. In Young is also affiliated with the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, and was previously with the Harvard-Yenching Institute, Japan Institute of International Affairs, and the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington D.C. She holds an MA from Harvard University and a BA from Ewha Women's University (Seoul, Korea).