Youngho Kang

Associate Professor

Department of Economics

Soongsil University, Seoul, Korea

E-mail: yhkang@ssu.ac.kr

Education:

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

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

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

Employment:

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.