CES Visiting Scholar, 2022-23
Yoo-Duk Kang is professor of economics at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) in Seoul, Korea, where he was previously dean of the language and trade division and editor of the HUFS Press. He teaches undergraduate courses in international economics and trade, and graduate courses in development economics and EU studies. His main research interests are trade policy, economic integration, and comparative studies of economic policies. He is also deeply interested in European studies from an economic perspective. Previously, Kang worked at the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), where he published 40 policy reports about issues related to European economies, and as an external consultant for the Korean Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Industry and Trade, participating in implementation and assessment of Korea’s trade agreements.
Professor Kang has contributed more than 70 academic articles to journals including the Journal of European Integration, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Journal of Economic Integration, and Asian Development Review. He is co-author and contributor of 30 books about international economics and European studies. He is a board member of two renowned academic associations in Korea, the European Studies Association (EUSA), and the Korea and Korean Society of Contemporary European Studies. Professor Kang is a regular participant in EUSA Asia Pacific, and is co-editor of Asia Pacific Journal of EU Studies. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Institut d‘Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). His mentor at U-M is Professor Geneviève Zubrzycki (sociology).