My work focuses on how politics shapes the landscape of global trade and its implications for business, sustainable development, and international cooperation. Leveraging machine learning and neural network techniques, I bring new insights into the realms of trade in services, digital economy, development studies, and WTO research to enrich our understanding of the political economy of trade policy.

Prior to joining UMD, I worked with Legislator Shiow-Yen Lu as her chief of staff on the finance committee of the National Congress of Taiwan for six years. In this capacity, I was involved in central banking, financial and trade policy formation, and foreign economic affairs. I was also a fellow with the U.S. State Department's Legislative Fellows Program.

Areas of Interest

  • Trade in Services, Digital Economy, WTO, Development
  • Deep Learning
  • Causal Inference

Degrees

  • Degree Type
    MIA
    Degree Details
    Columbia University
  • Degree Type
    MPP
    Degree Details
    University of Tokyo
  • Degree Type
    MA
    Degree Details
    University of Maryland
  • Degree Type
    BA
    Degree Details
    National Taiwan University

Research Topics

  • Methodology
  • International Relations
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1155 Tydings Hall
Government and Politics Department
Email
kc2710 [at] umd.edu