Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2021; M.A., Georgetown University, 2013; B.A., Korea University, 2012
Hyeon-Young Ro teaches International Relations and Applied Quantitative Methods. Her research focuses on domestic firms’ preferences and regulations on inbound foreign direct investment (FDI). Ro’s research interests also include studying the politics of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, particularly examining how governments utilize policy tools to regulate foreign MNCs’ mergers and acquisition behaviors. More generally, she studies how domestic special interest groups influence trade and FDI policy making. Ro’s work has been published at the International Studies Quarterly. Prior to joining Santa Clara University, Ro was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University.