Dr. Bae Yooil is a lecturer at Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management, Fulbright University Vietnam. Before he joined FSPPM in January 2018, he worked at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at National University of Singapore as a Postdoctoral Fellow (2007-2008) and School of Social Sciences at Singapore Management University as an Assistant Professor (2008-2017).
Dr. Bae’s main research and teaching area include comparative politics and public policy, public management, urban and regional political economy, and international development cooperation.
His academic papers on East Asian decentralization, urban growth politics, and development have appeared in high-ranked academic journals such as International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Democratization, Cities, Habitat International, Journal of International Relations and Development, Urban Affairs Review and so forth. He is the co-author of two books, a forthcoming book from the most prestigious Comparative Politics series of Cambridge University Press, Topographies of Multilevel of Democracy: How Localities and Civil Society Shape the Modern State (January 2020) and Mega-Events and Mega-Ambitions: South Korea’s Rise and the Strategic Use of the Big Four Events (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).
He also published a monograph, South Korea’s Dual Local Democracy (Moonwoo-Sa, 2018), which won the Best Book Prize by the Korean Association for Local Government Studies (2019). Dr. Bae also won the Best Conference Paper by the Korean Studies Association Australasia in 2015.
He has also served as an advisor or a cluster associate to The National Unification Advisory Council, Incheon Development Institute, and Asian Urbanism Cluster at Asia Research Institute (NUS) and reviewed many academic journal papers as an ad hoc reviewer. He is also a member of Asian Civil Society Network.
Dr. Bae is a native Korean and received his Master of Public Administration from Korea University (2000) and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Southern California (2007).