Youngho Kang

Associate Professor

Department of Economics

Soongsil University, Seoul, Korea



Ph.D., Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder, May 2011.

M.A.,  Economics, Sogang University, February 2004.

B.A.,  Economics, Sogang University, February 1997.


Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Soongsil University, March 2021 - present.

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Soongsil University, March 2015 - February 2021.

Research Fellow, Samsung Economic Research Institute, July 2011 - February 2015.

Research Interests:

International Trade, Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics.

Publications in International Peer-Reviewed Journals:

[20"Home Country Uncertainty and Cash Holdings: Evidence from Multinational Subsidiaries in South Korea." (with Ryoonhee Kim),  Journal of International Money and Finance, 2024. [link]  

[19"Exporting and Sourcing Strategy." (with Unjung Whang), Review of International Economics, 2023. [link

[18"International Knowledge Transfers and Capital Structure of Multinational Affiliates: Evidence from Expatriate Managers as the Transfer Agents." (with Ryoonhee Kim & Unjung Whang), Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 2023. [link]

[17"The Effects of Home Country Tax Reform on FDI Inflows to South Korea: an Synthetic Control Approach." (Jinhyuk Yang), Economics Letters, 2023. [link]

[16]  "Information Technology and Spatial Reorganization of Firms." (with Jeongmeen Suh), Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 2022. [link]

[15]  "Exports and Firm Employment: the Role of R&D and Exports to Affiliates." (with Unjung Whang), Applied Economics, 2022. [link]

[14]  "How You Pay Matters: Performance-related Pay and Learning by Exporting." Empirical Economics, 2021. [link]

[13]  "Instrumental Variable Estimates of the Effect of Management Practice on Firm Performance." (with Jieun Chang). Journal of Labor Research, 2019. [link]

[12]  "Immigration and Economic Growth: Do Origin and Destination matter?" (with Byung-Yeon Kim). Applied Economics, 2018. [link]

[11]  "To Whom does Outward FDI Give Jobs?" (with Unjung Whang). Open Economies Review, 2018. [link]

[10]  "Delegative Democratic Attitudes: Theory and Evidence from the Asian Barometer Survey." (with Dongwon Lee). International Political Science Review, 2018. [link]

[9] "Differences in Business R&D Intensity across OECD Countries: the Role of Size-Dependent Regulation." (with Jieun Chang). Applied Economics Letters, 2018. [link]

[8]  "Job Destruction and the Impact of Imports on Wages in U.S. Manufacturing." Open Economies Review, 2017. [link]

[7]  "Interaction among New Firm Formation, Privatization, and Business Environment in Transition Countries." (with Byung-Yeon Kim & Jong-Kyu Lee), Seoul Journal of Economics, 2017. [link]

[6]  "Import Competition and Post-Displacement Wages in Korea: Whom You Trade with Matters." (with Hyejoon Im), B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2016. [link

[5]  "Is Agglomeration a Free Lunch for New Exporters? Evidence from Chile." Annals of Regional Science, 2016. [link

[4]  "Trade, Labor Market Rigidity and Aggregate Productivity in OECD Countries." Applied Economics, 2015. [link]

       ▪  Awarded the 2015 Applied Economics Sir Clive Granger Memorial Prize 

[3]  "Social Capital and Entrepreneurship: a Pseudo-Panel Approach." (with Byung-Yeon Kim), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2014. [link]

[2]  "Public Spending and the Paradox of Supermajority Rule." (with Dongwon Lee & Thomas E. Borcherding), Southern Economic Journal, 2014. [link]

[1]  "The Informal Economy and the Growth of Small Enterprises in Russia." (with Byung-Yeon Kim), Economics of Transition, 2009. [link]

Working Papers:

"Replaced or Reinforced? Outward FDI and Employment Structure within Firms." (with Eunhee Lee & Chan Kim)

"Government Ideology and Intergovernmental Transfers for Public Health: Evidence from South Korea" (Dongwon Lee & Sujin Min), revision requested at Regional Science and Urban Economics.

"Political Polarization and Economic Growth" (Byung-Yeon Kim & Dongwon Lee) [link]

"Information Sources, Press Freedom, and the Spectrum of Political Ideology." (Jieun Chang)

Other Publications:

"유형별 연구개발 투자가 인공지능 연구 성과에 미치는 영향" (with 이승환), 미래성장연구,  2021.

"Firm Size and Public Policies for Business R&D Expenditures in OECD Countries." 미래성장연구, 2017.

"자원시장 슈퍼사이클 분석과 특징" (with 박환일), 농업경제연구, 2014.