at Williams College
Department of Economics
Schapiro Hall Room 205
24 Hopkins Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267
M.A., Ph.D., Economics, Brown University, 2008, 2012
M.P.P., Public Policy, Duke University, 2007
B.S., M.S., Architecture, Seoul National University, 1999, 2001
Research and Teaching Areas
Economic development with emphasis on entrepreneurship, education, and health.
Urban economics with emphasis on regional growth, infrastructure, energy, and housing.
International economics with emphasis on economic sanctions, disasters, aid, and trade
Organization of Disaster Aid Delivery: Spending Your Donations (with Vernon Henderson), Economic Development and Cultural Change, forthcoming. Online Appendix to the paper. Older NBER Working Paper 17707. [Media Coverage] : The Huffington Post
School Districting and the Origins of Residential Land Price Inequality, revision requested by the Journal of Housing Economics.
Exams, Districts, and Intergenerational Mobility: Evidence from South Korea, conditionally accepted at Labour Economics.
Staffing Subsidies and the Quality of Care in Nursing Homes (with Andrew Foster), revision requested by the Journal of Health Economics.
Do Medicaid Wage Pass-through Payments Increase Nursing Home Staffing? (with Z. Feng, S. Kuo, O. Intrator, A. Foster, and V. Mor), Health Services Research, 45(3): 728-747.
Research in Progress
Humanitarian Aid and Trade (with Will Olney)
Gasoline Price and Urban Form (with Nathaniel Baum-Snow)
Female Executive Power
Entrepreneurship and Intergenerational Economic Mobility across Cities
Impact of Universal Healthcare on Health Utilization and Outcome in Indonesia (with Jeff Tanner)
U.S.-Korea Scholar-Policymaker Nexus, Mansfield Foundation.
Humanitarian Assistance at the Crossroads, Global Health Initiative and the Watson Institute, Brown University.