Go Myong-Hyun

Go Myong-Hyun

Research Fellow

ProgramRisk, Information & Social Policy Program

Areas of Expertise  : Social networks, complex social interactions over space, geospatial modeling of disease, epidemiology, public health


Dr. GO Myong-Hyun is a research fellow in the Risk, Information & Social Policy Program at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Previously, Dr. Go was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, Neuropsychiatry Institute, where he analyzed social networks, complex social interactions over space, and geospatial modeling of disease. His research applies these statistical perspectives to issues of national security to examine the role of mass protests and collective action in South Korean society and the structural stability of North Korea in the face of its failing economy. Dr. Go’s latest publications include “Beyond the UN COI Report on North Korean Human Rights,” (2014), “North Korea as Iran’s Counterfactual: a Comparison of Iran and North Korea Sanctions,” (2013), and “Economic Improvement in North Korea,” (2013). Dr. Go received a B.A. in economics-mathematics and M.A. in statistics from Columbia University and his Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

Academic Background

Ph.D. in Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School (2010)
M.A. in Statistics, Columbia University (2001)
B.A. in Economics-Mathematics, Columbia University (1999)

Professional Background

Postdoctoral Scholar, UCLA Semel Institute (2010~Present)
Teaching Assistant, Pardee RAND Graduate School (2007~2008)
Senior Research Assistant, Social Intervention Group, Columbia University (2001~2004)
Research Intern, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) (2000~2001)
Graduate Researcher, Eesti Pank (Central Bank of Estonia) (2000)