My research interests are multi-faceted. My research spans several fields including Comparative Politics, International Security, International/Comparative Political Economy and Research methods. I am currently working on a project that examines how coup risk influences dictators’ decision to adopt multiparty elections. I am also interested in how the propensity of dictators to initiate diversionary conflict is shaped by domestic politics and institutions and how domestic politics influence inflows of international capital.
Research AreasInternational Political Economy, Security, Comparative Politics, Formal/Quantitative Methods
In The News
- Authoritarian elections and coups
- Economic shocks and coups
- Diversionary wars in authoritarian regimes
- Leadership/regime change and its economic effects
- Government spending in coalition governments
Kim, Nam Kyu. Forthcoming. "Economic interdependence and Militarized Intestate Disputes: the Opportunity Cost vs. Signaling arguments," Journal of Conflict Resolution.
- Joined UNL Faculty in 2012
Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2012