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Seo-Young Cho


I am empirical economist with research focuses on gender, migration, institutions, and culture. Since October 2021, I have been senior researcher for quantitative policy research at the Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies (IKM) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw) in Austria.


Previously, I was Aigner-Rollett guest professor of gender studies at the University of Graz in Austria (winter term 2020/21) and junior professor of empirical institutional economics at the University of Marburg in Germany (2013–2019). In addition, I was research fellow at the Korea-Europe Center at the Free University of Berlin (FU-Berlin, 20202021) and lecturer of Korean economics at the University of Tübingen (summer term 2020). Prior to these, I was post-doctoral researcher at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW-Berlin, 2012–2013) and doctoral and post-doctoral researcher at the faculty of economics at the University of Göttingen (2008–2012). 


My research work has been published in various international peer-reviewed journals in economics, social sciences, migration studies, development studies, area studies, and Asian studies. Also, I have participated in and completed a number of projects on migration, human trafficking, and gender, financed by the European Commission, the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS), and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. 


I received my doctoral degree (Dr. rer. pol.) in economics from the University of Göttingen in Germany, my master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University in New York in the USA, and another master’s in sociology from Sogang University in Seoul in South Korea.


Contact: Dr. Seo-Young Cho

Senior Researcher for Quantitative Policy Research
Department of Cultural Management und Gender Studies (IKM)
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw)
Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1
1030 Vienna, Austria
Tel.  +43 1 711 55-3403       



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