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Andrew Cheon

Andrew Cheon

Assistant Professor of International Political Economy


Andrew Cheon is Assistant Professor of International Political Economy at Johns Hopkins SAIS. His research covers state capitalism, rising powers, coercive diplomacy, energy security, and environmental conflict. Before joining the SAIS faculty, he obtained his doctorate in Political Science from Columbia University. Prior to Columbia, he served as founding president of Duke East Asia Nexus, an academic journal. His work appears (or is forthcoming) in outlets such as Economics and Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Political Studies, Global Environmental Change, and Energy Policy. He recently completed a book manuscript on foreign investments of national oil companies. His first book, Activism and the Fossil Fuel Industry, was published in 2018 by Routledge.
Cheon, A. (2019). Developing global champions: Why national oil companies expand abroad. Economics & Politics.

Cheon, A., & Urpelainen, J. (2018). Activism and the fossil fuel industry. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Cheon, A., Lackner, M., & Urpelainen, J. (2015). Instruments of Political Control. Comparative Political Studies, 48(3), 370–402.



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