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Hyein Yang

Graduate Student

Hyein Yang

Educational Background

  • M.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Seoul National University (2020)
  • B.A. in Political Science and International Relations, and Korean History from Seoul National University (2016)


I'm a PhD student in the Government department at Cornell University. My majors are in American Politics and minors in Comparative Politics and Quantitative Methods. My research broadly examines the American presidency and executive politics, political institutions, accountability, and political economy.  


American Politics, Presidency and Executive Politics, Political Institutions, Accountability, and Political Economy


  • Government


My research primarily focuses on presidential politics and interbranch relations. I am especially interested in examining how partisan and legislative incentives of the president affect accountability and the policy-making process in the US. Also, my research investigates how interbranch relations have shaped political institutions and influenced unilateral power of the president.