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University of Graz (Austria)

Lecture: Gender and Migration in Globalization (fall semester 2020/21)

  • Lecturer: Seo-Young Cho
  • Course outline: Causes and consequences of various types of female migration including human trafficking, marriage and family migration, mobility of female talent, and global care workers and sex workers, as well as related policy implications. 

Philipps−University of Marburg (Germany)

Seminar: An Empirical Analysis of Crime (Master's Seminar, fall semester 2016 and 2017)

  • Lecturer: Seo-Young Cho
  • Course outline:  The aim of this seminar is to conduct empirical research on the topics of crime and various illicit behaviors by reviewing literature and analyzing data.
  • Topics: physical and violent crime, property and financial crime, gender-based violence, human trafficking, cybercrime, terrorism, and drug-related crime, etc. 

Seminar: The Economics of Crime, Violence, and Discrimination (Master's seminar, fall semester 2014 and 2015)

  • Lecturer: Seo-Young Cho
  • Course outline: The aim of this seminar is to read, understand, review and discuss recent empirical contributions on some critical and emerging topics in applied economics – socio-economic causes and consequences of various forms of crimes, violence, and discrimination.

Seminar: Topics in Empirical Institutional Economics: Globalization and Crime (Master's seminar, fall semester 2013)

  • Lecturer: Seo-Young Cho
  • Course outline: Economic analysis on various crimes in the period of globalization (smuggling, human trafficking, terrorism, shadow economy, domestic violence, abortion, drug, guns, and cyber crime)

Seminar: The Economics of Gender Based Violence (Master's seminar, spring semester 2013)

  • Lecturer: Seo-Young Cho
  • Course outline: Socio-economic causes and consequences of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, domestic/sexual violence, and son preferences
Seminar: Emerging Topics in Globalization - Transnational Crime and Movements of People (Master's seminar, spring semester 2013)
  • Lecturer: Seo-Young Cho
  • Course outline: Dynamics of legal and illegal migration and causes and consequences of transnational crime (human and drug trafficking, money laundering, terrorism, maritime piracy, cyber and environmental crime)
Guest lecture on Gender and Human Trafficking in South and North Korea, Centre for East and South-east Asian Studies (open lecture, winter semester 2018)
  • Lecturer: Seo-Young Cho
  • Lecture outline: Experience of human trafficking victims in North and South Korea and related policy issues
Georg-August University of Goettingen (Germany)
Seminar: Gender based Violence: Missing Women, Human Trafficking, and Domestic and Sexual Violence (Bachelor seminar, fall semester 2011/12)  
  • Lecturer: Seo-Young Cho and Stephan Klasen
  • Course outline: Economic discussions on different forms of violence against women and girls with a focus on human trafficking, son preferences, and domestic and sexual violence


Workshop on Human Trafficking

International Workshop on Human Trafficking, International Crime, and National Security

  • Febuary 3-4, 2012, Georg-August University of Goettingen, Germany
  • Workshop program
  • Program committee and organizers: Seo-Young Cho, Axel Dreher, and Eric Neumayer
  • Key-note speaker: Beth Simmons (Harvard University)
  • Sponsor: European Commission



Source of the Map: Cho, Seo-Young,  Human Trafficking, Germany only Average when it comes to Protecting Victims, DIW Economic Bulletin vol. 2, Nov. 2012

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