Beomseob (Brandon) Park

Beomseob (Brandon) Park
Comparative Politics
International Relations
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I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Missouri. I received a Master of Science degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. My research focuses on political methodology, the role of economy in voting behavior, party mobilization, party competition, and how international factors affect electoral accountability.


Introduction to International Relations (PS 1400), Fall 2017
Power and Politics of East Asia (PS 2004), Spring 2018

Lab Instructor
Introductory Statistics for Political Science (PS 7000, Graduate level), Fall 2015, Fall 2016 
Introduction to Political Research (PS 3000), Fall 2014
Introduction to International Relations (PS 1400), Spring 2014

Selected Publications: 


“Who is Responsible? The Effect of Clarity of Responsibility on the Voter Turnout?” West European Politics, Accepted. (with Nikolaos Frantzeskakis and Jungsub Shin).

“Do the Welfare Benefits Weaken the Economic Vote? A Cross-National Analysis of Welfare State and  Economic Voting.” International Political Science Review, forthcoming (with Jungsub Shin).

“The ‘Most Important Problem’ Dataset (MIPD): A New Dataset on American Issue Importance.” Conflict Management and Peace Science, forthcoming (with Colton Heffington and Laron K. Williams). Access the MIPD dataset here:

“The Vote and Popularity Function: A Review.” Sage Handbook of Electoral Behavior, 2v. Eds. Kai Arzheimer, Jocelyn Evans, and Michael S. Lewis-Beck. Sage Publications. (2017)(with Mary Stegmaier and Michael Lewis-Beck).

Works in Progress: 

"How do Sanctions Affect the Ruling Elites during Elections?’ (Revised and resubmitted to Political Research Quarterly)

“Statistical Nightmare of Causal Feedback: How Spatial Econometric Models Improve Empirical Evaluations of Formal Models of Party Competition” (with Edward Goldring and Laron K. Williams). (Invited to revise and resubmit to Party Politics)

“The Well-Oiled Machine: Multiparty Autocracies and the Effect of Oil on Electoral Competition”(with Michael Wahman and Matthias Basedau) (Under review)

“When Do Agents Deliver the Vote? A Vote-Popularity Function in Electoral Manipulation”

“The Economy as the Most Important Problem: How does Economic Issue Salience Affect the Economic Voting?” (with Jaehyun Song)