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Seo-Young Cho (CV)


I am an empirical economist with focuses on gender, migration, institutions, and culture. Since October 2021, I am senior researcher for quantitative cultural policy studies at the Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies (IKM) in the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw) in Austria.


Previously, I was Aigner-Rollett guest professor of gender studies at the University of Graz in Austria and junior professor of empirical institutional economics at the University of Marburg in Germany. In addition, I was a research fellow at the Korea-Europe Center at the Free University of Berlin and lecturer of Korean economics at the University of Tübingen. Prior to these positions, I was a post-doctoral researcher at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW-Berlin) and the University of Göttingen. 


My research work has been published in various international peer-reviewed journals in economics, social sciences, migration studies, development studies, as well as area and Asian studies. Also, I have initiated and completed a number of projects on migration, human trafficking, and gender, financed by the European Commission, the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS), and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. 


I received my doctoral degree (Dr. rer. pol.) in economics from the University of Göttingen in Germany, my master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University in New York in the USA, and another master’s in sociology from Sogang University in Seoul in South Korea.


In this website, I present my research outcomes including the data of the 3P Anti-trafficking Policy Index, which I developed through the EU project on Indexing Trafficking in Human Beings. 


Contact: Dr. Seo-Young Cho

Senior Researcher for Quantitative Cultural Policy Studies
Department of Cultural Management und Gender Studies (IKM)
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw)
Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1
1030 Vienna, Austria
Tel.  +43 1 711 55 3403       



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