Yong Suk Lee

I was Assistant Professor of Economics at Williams College from 2012 to 2014. I am moving to Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institue of International Studies in Fall 2014.

personal webpage

email: yoloso@gmail.com

Curriculum Vitae

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 and mobility with a focus on firm size, entrepreneurship and education.
Urban economics with emphasis on regional growth, infrastructure, and housing.
International economics with emphasis on economic sanctions, aid, and trade

Research Papers

Entrepreneurship, Small Businesses, and Economic Growth in Cities

Exams, Districts, and Intergenerational Mobility: Evidence from South Korea, Labour Economics, 29: 62-71, August 2014.

Countering Sanctions: The Unequal Geographic Impact of Economic Sanctions in North Korea. [Media Coverage] : NK News

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

How Sensitive are Sales Prices to Online Price Estimates in the Real Estate Market? (with Yuya Sasaki)

School Districting and the Origins of Residential Land Price Inequality, revise and resubmit at the Journal of Housing 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)

Long-Run Gasoline Demand and Shifts in Urban Travel Patterns (with Nathaniel Baum-Snow)

Female Executive Power

Business Groups and Entrepreneurship

Density for Development

Economic Sanctions and the Patterns of Trade

Other Links

Center for Development Economics Conference on Urbanization and Development

U.S.-Korea Scholar-Policymaker Nexus, Mansfield Foundation.

Humanitarian Assistance at the Crossroads, Global Health Initiative and the Watson Institute, Brown University.