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

Refereed Articles

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

Birth Weight 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

Other Publications

Evaluating the Social Security Subsidy Program in Korea, KDI Focus 75, September 2016

Working Paper

Do Payroll Tax Subsidies Reduce Undeclared Work? Evidence from Korea, 2017

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

Fiscal Implications of the 2015 Government Employee Pension Reform in Korea, with Taesuk Lee and Yongok Choi, 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