Uk Heo

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Uk Heo is a professor of political science in the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.[1]


Heo obtained his B.A. from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. He then went on to earn his MA degree from the University of Wyoming and finally his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.[2]

Selected publications[edit]

  • South Korea since 1980. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2010. (with Terence Roehrig).
  • "The Relationship between Defense Spending and Economic Growth in the United States." 2010. Political Research Quarterly 63(4): 760-770.
  • "The Economic Effects of US and Japanese Foreign Direct Investment in East Asia: A Comparative Analysis." 2008. Policy Studies Journal 36(3): 385-402 (with Sung Deuk Hahm).
  • "The North Korean Nuclear Crisis: Causes, Progress, and Prospects." 2008. Korea Observer 39(4): 487-506 (with Jung-Yeop Woo).
  • "The US-ROK Alliance: Security Implications of the South Korea-US Free Trade Agreement." 2008. Pacific Focus 33(3): 365-382.
  • "Political Choices and Economic Outcomes: A Perspective on the Differential Impact of the Financial Crisis on South Korea and Taiwan" 2003. Comparative Political Studies 36(6): 679-698. (with Alexander C. Tan)*
  • "A Nested Game A*pproach to Political and Economic Liberalization in Democratizing States: The Case of South Korea" 2002. International Studies Quarterly 46(3): 401-422. (with Neal Jesse and Karl DeRouen Jr.)
  • "Defense Contracting and Domestic Politics." 2000. Political Research Quarterly 53(4): 753-769. (with Karl DeRouen Jr.)
  • "Defense Spending and Economic Growth in South Korea: The Indirect Link." 1999. Journal of Peace Research 36(6): 699-708.
  • "Modeling the Defense-Growth Relationship Around the Globe." 1998. Journal of Conflict Resolution 42(5):637-657.
  • "Military Expenditures, Technological Change, and Economic Growth in the East Asian NICs." 1998. Journal of Politics 60(3): 830-846. (with Karl DeRouen Jr.)[2]


  1. ^ Uk Heo, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Department of Political Science.
  2. ^ a b "UW-Milwaukee: Political Science - Uk Heo". Retrieved 20 March 2013.