On SOFAs II: Why We Need Data by Stephan Haggard and Jaesung Ryu

October 25th, 2011
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In the last post, we focused on the legal issues of the SOFA debate.  In this post, we delve into the data side.

The underlying issue in the SOFA debate is whether justice is served by the arrangement. Koreans may feel aggrieved by the very fact that their courts are unable—or unwilling—to assert jurisdiction,

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About the Author

Stephan Haggard

Stephan Haggard is the director of the Korea-Pacific Program at IR/PS, where he specializes in the Korean economy. In addition to his work on Korea, Dr. Haggard is an expert on the Latin American economy and has extensively studied financial crisis both in Latin America and East Asia. He earlier served as director of the University of California's system-wide Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), based at UC San Diego. In 2011 Haggard published Witness to Transformation: Refugee Insights into North Korea with co-author Marcus Noland, with whom he had previously authored Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid, and Reform. Previous books by Dr. Haggard include Pathways from the Periphery: The Politics of Growth in the Newly Industrializing Countries (1990), The Political Economy of Democratic Transitions (1995, with Robert Kaufman), Developing Nations and the Politics of Global Integration (1995), and most recently, The Political Economy of the Asian Financial Crisis (2000) and From Silicon Valley to Singapore: Location and Competitive Advantage in the Hard Disk Drive Industry (2000). Additionally, Dr. Haggard writes the "North Korea: Witness to Transformation" blog at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, where he regularly authors posts covering the North Korean economy and society.

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