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), revision requested by Economic Development and Cultural Change. Older NBER Working Paper 17707. [Media Coverage] : The Huffington Post
Staffing Subsidies and the Quality of Care in Nursing Homes (with Andrew Foster), revision requested by the Journal of Health Economics.
Exams, Districts, and Intergenerational Mobility: Evidence from South Korea, revise and resubmit at Labour 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)
Entrepreneurship and Intergenerational Economic Mobility across Cities
Gasoline Price and Urban Form (with Nathaniel Baum-Snow)
Impact of Universal Healthcare on Health Utilization and Outcome in Indonesia (with Jeff Tanner)
Female Executive Power
U.S.-Korea Scholar-Policymaker Nexus, Mansfield Foundation.
Humanitarian Assistance at the Crossroads, Global Health Initiative and the Watson Institute, Brown University.