Suji Kang


  • Left Coalitions' Reactions to the Emergence of a Far-Right Coalition and Brexit in EU. (in Korean) 2017. Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) Research Paper Series. 5:46 (SSRNid3015179) (with Soo Ahn Shin).
    Best Paper Award of the 3rd KU-KIEP-SBS Centre Research Paper Competition on EU Studies
  • Working Papers

  • Do Legislators Speak As They Vote?: Discrepancy Between Congressional Roll Calls and Press Releases on Trade in the 114th US Congress
    Do legislators speak as they Vote on trade-related issues? This paper shows that legislators with the same vote profile on trade-related bills show significantly different positions on trade and their positions are highly related to their constituency interests. In this paper, I employ GloVe, a word embedding method, to measure legislators' revealed preferences on trade in press release data.

  • Rusty Representation in Congress: Trade Vote and Trade Talk, 2003-2012 (with Jong Hee Park).
    How do legislators respond to their constituents' discontent on free trade? We address this question using legislators' roll call vote and congressional speech on free trade agreement in the U.S. House in 108th, 109th, and 112th congress. We demonstrate that legislators' speech better represents trade losers, while their vote better represents trade winners.

  • Who are Responsible and Who are Reprehensible?: Legislative Disconnected Representation on Trade Bills and Presidential Voting
    This paper tries to link two sets of literatures, by arguing that legislative performance has effects on presidential voting. By using ANES and district-level election data, I show that voters who anwsered "increasing trade is bad" and whose representatives cast pro-trade votes tend to more harshly punish incumbent party in presidential election than those whose representatives cast anti-trade votes.
  • Conference Presentations

  • Estimating Trade Preferences Using GloVe: Discrepancy between Roll Calls and Press Releases on Trade in the 114th US Congress. The 5th Annual Meeting of Asian Political Methodology, Seoul, January, 2018

  • Structural Topic Model for Measuring China Agendas in the U.S. Congress. The 3rd Annual Meeting of Asian Political Methodology , Beijing, January, 2016
    Is there a partisan divide on China in the US Congress? Since the end of the Cold War, the Congress has played an increasingly important role in the US foreign policy. In this paper I analyze partisan divides of congressional speech on China-related issues from 1989 to 2012 using the structural topic model (STM). I found that (1) topics of China agendas in the US Congress are different by parties and (2) that there are some topics in which word choices are clearly divided by a party line.