Moohyung Cho is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, specializing in comparative politics and political institutions. His research and teaching interests include the political economy of institutions, authoritarian politics, comparative judicial politics, and Asian politics. His dissertation builds a theory and empirical findings which demonstrate that a regime’s reliance on foreign investment creates strong and continuous incentives for authoritarian leaders to maintain judicial independence as property-rights assurance without undermining it. He has received the Kevin Morrison Pre-doctoral Fellowship (2019-20) and the Fulbright Graduate Study Award (2014-16) and worked as a visiting researcher at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences. He holds an M.A. in Political Science at Duke University and an M.A. (International Relations) and a B.A. (Political Science) at Seoul National University, South Korea.