Taehyun Ahn


School of Economics

Sogang University, Seoul, Korea

E-mail: ahn83 at sogang.ac.kr, tahn.83 at gmail.com


Ph.D., Economics, The Ohio State University, June 2008.

M.A., Economics, Sogang University, February 2000.

B.A., Economics, Sogang University, February 1998.


Faculty, School of Economics, Sogang University, September 2011 – present,

Faculty, Department of Economics, Kyung Hee University, September 2010 – August 2011.

Research Fellow, Korea Labor Institute, August 2008 – August 2010.

Officer, Korea Financial Telecommunications and Clearings Institute, February 2000 – May 2002.

Research Interests

Labor Economics, Public Economics, Empirical Microeconomics.


Publications in Korean

  • COVID-19 and Women’s Employment (with Young-Geun Goh), Korean Journal of Labor Economics, 45(1) March 2022.

  • Core Self-Evaluation and Gender Wage Gap among Young Workers (with Young-Geun Goh), Quarterly Journal of Labor Policy, 21(1) March 2021.

  • An Analysis of Informal Caregiving and Labor Market Outcomes (with Kyong Duk Choi), Health and Social Welfare Review, 39(1) March 2019.

  • Business Cycle and Labor Market Transitions : A Comparison among Demographic Groups. (with Young-Geun Goh), Korean Journal of Labor Economics, 41(2) June 2018.

  • The Effects of Early Child Care Choices on Children’s Development. (with Kyong Duk Choi), Quarterly Journal of Labor Policy, 18(2) June 2018.

  • Impacts of Grandchildren Caregiving on the Health of Grandparents: An Instrumental Variable Approach (with Kyong Duk Choi), Korean Health Economic Review, 22(3) September 2016.

  • Non-Cognitive Traits and Early Labor Market Outcomes. (with Young-Geun Goh), Journal of Employment and Skill Development, 19(2) August 2016

  • Intergenerational Income Mobility among Daughters in Korea: The Role of Marital Sorting. (with Kilim Choi), Journal of Women and Economics, 12(2) December 2015.

  • The Effectiveness of the Early Reemployment Bonus: the Role of the Policy Change in 2010, Korean Journal of Labor Economics, 37(4) December 2014.

  • Gender wage gap across the wage distribution in Korea, Korea Review of Applied Economics, 14(1) June 2012.

  • Employment Status of Men and the Family Formation, Quaterly Journal of Labor Policy, 10(3) September 2010.

  • Job Loss and Wife’s Labor Supply: Female Labor as an Insurance, Korea Review of Applied Economics, 11(3) December 2009.