Assistant Professor of Political Science Seung-Youn Oh recently wrote an article for The Regulatory Review about how South Korea has had such success in containing the spread of the coronavirus and Covid-19.
“We often talk about how some countries who experienced SARS and MERS have dealt with the Covid-19 outbreak better than others," says Oh. "In my essay, I unpacked the institutional and legal changes South Korea adopted to transform itself from a 'super spreader' of MERS to a 'super stopper' of Covid-19. Transparency, communication, and collaboration are the key weapons in this fight against the invisible, mysterious, and debilitating novel coronavirus.”
Oh specializes in international relations and comparative politics in East Asia. Her broader academic interests include China’s industrial restructuring and upgrading, state-owned enterprise reform and corporate governance, the effects of national origin of foreign direct investment on local economic development, as well as the evolving role of Chinese governments at the national and sub-national levels in shaping the country’s developmental path.