Current Position

Research Fellow, Korea Development Institute, July 2014 - Present

  • Ph.D. in Economics, University at Albany, SUNY, May 2014
  • M.A. in Economics, Seoul National University, August 2008
  • B.A. in Economics, Seoul National University, August 2001

Research Interests

Health Economics, Econometrics, Public Finance


The Impact of Restaurant Smoking Bans on Dining Out Expenditures: Evidence from Panel Data, with Baris K. Yoruk, Journal of Urban Economics 88, pp. 38-49, July 2015

Fetal Growth and Neurobehavioral Outcomes in Childhood, with Pinka Chatterji and Kajal Lahiri, Economics and Human Biology 15, pp. 187-200, December 2014

Birthweight and Academic Achievement in Childhood, with Pinka Chatterji and Kajal Lahiri, Health Economics 23(9), pp. 1013-1035,  September 2014

2007-09 Global Financial Crisis in Historical Perspectives, with Donghyu Yang, Studies in Economic Development 15(2), pp. 21-53, December 2009 (in Korean); Reprinted as the lead article in Global Economic Crisis and Policy Response, Hanul, 2010

Working Paper

Do Social Security Contributions Subsidies Reduce Undeclared Work? Evidence from Korea, 2017

The Effect of Income and Wealth on Longevity: Evidence from the Union army pension, 2017

Child Mental Health and Juvenile Delinquency, 2014


Money and Banking (Undergraduate, University at Albany), 2013 Fall

Western Economic History (Undergraduate, Hong-Ik University), 2009 Spring