GEM PhD School

Globalisation, Europe & Multilateralism

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate

Anna CHUNG

Thesis:

Development of Institutions on the Environmental and Technological Cooperation in Northeast Asia:  Cases of Tripartite Environment Ministers’ Meeting and the China-Japan-Korea IT Standards Meeting

 

Academic and social interactions I have experienced through GEM PhD School are invaluable assets for my thesis looking at the regional cooperation in Northeast Asia in the context of globalisation.

Academic Degrees

GEM PhD School UNIVERSITÉ LIBRE DE BRUXELLES & LUISS – GUIDO CARLI
Sep. 2010 – Present, Rome, Italy & Brussels, Belgium
PhD Candidate 

YONSEI UNIVERSITY, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Mar. 1998–Feb. 2000, Seoul, Korea
Master in Business Administration  

YONSEI UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS 
Mar. 1994–Feb. 1998, Seoul, Korea
B.A. in Economics 


Work Experience

Central Daily News (Joongang Ilbo)
Dec. 2007 ~ Oct. 2009
Manager, Strategy Team 

European Union, Delegation of the European Commission, Seoul
Apr. 2004 ~ Dec. 2007
Economist 

Euronomitor International
Jan. 2003 ~ Dec. 2003
Market Researcher 

Allianz Asia Pacific Insurance 
Oct. 2001 ~ Oct. 2003
Management Trainee 

Qualifications
Financial Risk Manager (Global Association of Risk Professionals)
Investment Specialist (Korea Investment Trust Companies Association)

Specific Research Title, Area and Promotor(s)

Research Title
Development of Institutions on the Environmental and Technological Cooperation in Northeast Asia:  Cases of Tripartite Environment Ministers’ Meeting and the China-Japan-Korea IT Standards Meeting

Area
International Relations, regional cooperation 

Promotors
Prof. Mario Telo
Prof. Raffaele Marchetti

Description of research work

The study builds upon the notion of path dependence and takes institutions of the Tripartite Environmental Ministers Meeting(TEMM) and the China-Japan-Korea IT Standards Meeting (IT SM) as independent variables and examine whether the institutions and their paths bring enhanced cooperation.  The process of TEMM and IT SM since their inceptions to the first half of 2012 is traced unfolding the positive feedback of the institutions as well as convergence of policies.  Comparative analysis of the two cases focuses on which properties of the cooperation fields contributed to the distinct paths developed by the two institutions. 

Participation in Conferences and Seminars

Papers presented


“Time Variant in Rational Choice Institutionalism” at Waseda-GEM Summer PhD School in August 2011, Tokyo, Japan

“Institutionalized Environmental Cooperation in Northeast Asia” at GEM PhD School Workshop in February 2011, Rome, Italy