Joonseok Yang

Joonseok Yang is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University, specializing in international political economy with an additional focus on methods. His research interests include political economy of environment and energy, international regulation, international trade and foreign direct investment.

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  • Blog post

    Low oil prices: An opportunity for fuel subsidy reform

    Consumer fuel subsidies are not only economically costly, but also environmentally destructive and highly inefficient for social welfare goals. The recent decline in oil prices presents an opportunity for governments to reduce consumer fuel subsidies without risking a backlash from consumers and vested interests. Once removed, subsidies could be replaced with more...

    18 Jan 2016 | Keith Benes, Andrew Cheon, Johannes Urpelainen, Joonseok Yang