Ph.D. in Economics, Yale University, May 2011
Assistant Professor, Industrial&Systems Engineering Department, KAIST from August 2011
Visiting Research Fellow, Bank of Korea, Daejeon &Chungnam from May 2014 to April 2015
The Schoen Fellowship, International Center for Finance, Yale University, July 2014

I am presently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and System Engineering at KAIST since August 2011. I earned a B.A. degree in Economics from Seoul National University in 2004, where I graduated summa cum laude, ranked top 2nd across the College of Social Sciences.  I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Economics at Yale University under the supervision of Professor Gary B. Gorton. My doctoral work examined the market evolution and the role of securitization products in the shadow banking system during the financial crisis of 2007-2009. My academic interests lie broadly in finance and banking. Please see my research page for further details.

Fields: Financial Economics, International Finance, Banking 
Research Interests: Banking and Regulation, Financial Intermediation, International Financial Markets
My papers are:

Research Grants:
  • Ministry of Strategy and Finance, “A Model of Capital Flow Determinants of Korea Capital Market”, September 2017 ~ December 2017
  • National Pension Research Institute, “Economic Evaluation of Public Investment of National Pension Fund” as Participant Researcher, September 2017 ~ November 2017, 
  • Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning, “Self-evolving Agent Based Model Simulation for Socio-Economic Change Prediction” as Participant Researcher, March 2016 ~ May 2017
  • Financial Services Commission, “Technological Impacts on Financial Industry in Korea”, May 2016 ~ August 2016
  • KAIST, MESIA, “Technological Finance and Fin-tech for the Future Financial Industry”, March 2015 ~ August 2015
  • Ministry of Strategy and Finance, “Establishing Agreements among International Organizations (including ASEAN+3) for Macroprudential Policy Measures in response to Capital Volatility”, February 2015 ~ June 2015
  • Ministry of Strategy and Finance, “Coordinating Policies of ASEN+3 to Capital Flow Management”, September 2014 ~ December 2014 
  • KAIST, HRHR, January 2014 ~ December 2014, “Private and Public Financial Support System for Stable Housing Market: Dynamic Approach”
  • The National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), December 2013 ~ November 2016, Grant Number: 2013R1A1A1076066, “The Risk Topography and Risk Detection System of Korean Financial Market and Korea Exchange for Systemic Risk Management”
  • The National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), September 2013 ~ October 2013, Grant Number: 2013R1A1A1065535
  • KAIST, Start-up fund, August 2011 ~ December 2014, “Shadow Banking System and the Role of Financial Derivative Products”

Honors and Awards, Services:

  • Administrative Assistant, The Korea Money & Finance Association, July 2017 ~ Present
  • Advisory Committee, Future Consensus Institute, Korea, February 2017 ~ Present
  • Performance Evaluation Committee, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Korea, March 2016 ~ February 2018
  • Commendation of Chairman of the Financial Services Commission, Korea, 2016
  • Commendation of Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Strategy and Finance, Korea, 2014
  • The Department Teaching Award of 2012