Welcome! I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. I study sources of change and stability in International Relations. Using mixed methods, I ask why inefficient ("bad") political outcomes persist, and what allows societies to transition away from them. My three-paper dissertation investigates cycles of trade protectionism and domestic sources of power transition in the international system.

I am a graduate student affiliate of the Niehaus Center for Global Governance, the Research Program in Political Economy, and the Program for Quantitative and Analytical Political Science (Q-APS). Previously, I was with the Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA), the Harvard-Yenching Institute, and the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C.

For any suggestions or inquiries, please feel free to contact me at ipark[at]princeton.edu.