Jihoon Sung

I am an Economics PhD student at Yale University.

I am interested in growth, firm dynamics, and international trade. I study how firms can help an economy grow and how governments can make firms better in doing so. More specifically, I want to answer why allocative efficiency in advanced economies is worsening and why their productivity growth is slowing . I want to investigate what firm characteristics account for misallocation and design policies that can improve allocation.

Before joining the PhD program, I was a Research Professional at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. I graduated from Swarthmore College in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics, with High Honors and Phi Beta Kappa.