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Junior Prof. Dr. Seo-Young Cho 

Email: seo.cho@wiwi.uni-marburg.de

Phone: 49 (0)6421-28-23996

Fax: 49 (0)6421-28-21740

Office hours: an appointment via email is required



CV and Publications
Seo-Young Cho is junior professor of economics and head of the Empirical Institutional Economics group at Philipps-University of Marburg. She joined the University of Marburg in 2013. Her research fields include institutional economics, gender economics, the economics of crime, and applied methods. She received her doctorate in Economics from  Georg-August University of Goettingen in Germany and a master's degree in Public Affairs from Columbia University in New York in the U.S. Prior to her post in Marburg, she was a post-doctoral researcher at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW-Berlin) and the University of Goettingen. Her work has appeared in international peer-reviewed journals such as World Development, European Journal of Political Economy, Social Science Quarterly, International Studies Quarterly, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, European Journal of Law and Economics, and elsewhere. She has also worked for various research projects on the issues of crime, security, and development for the European Union, the United Nations, and the German government. Additionally, Seo-Young Cho is the author of the 3P Anti-trafficking Policy Index measuring institutional efforts of combating human trafficking.

Research Interests

  • Gender Economics: Female Education, Migration, Labor, Gender Gaps in Competition, and Gender-related Development
  • Institutional Economics: Law and Economics and Informal Institutions
  • International Economics: Migration and Globalization
  • Social Economics: Social Capital and Social Trust
  • Economics of Crime: Human Trafficking, Sex Crime, Cybercrime, and Organized Crime
  • Regional Focuses: Korea, East Asia, and Germany
  • Applied Economics: Measurements and Methodologies



  • Introduction to Empirical Economic Research (Introductory Econometrics, bachelor, lecture)
  • Empirical Institutional Economics (master, lecture)
  • Empirical Economic Research on Gender (master, lecture)
  • An Empirical Analysis of Crime (master, seminar)
  • The Rising Economies of East and Southeast Asia (master, seminar)
  • Einführung in die Datenanalyse mit STATA (bachelor, seminar)


Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Working Papers


Current and Recent Projects


Editorial Board

Journal of Human Trafficking

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 03.04.2018 · riesjo

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