at Williams College
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.
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
Exams, Districts, and Intergenerational Mobility: Evidence from South Korea, Labour Economics, 29: 62-71, August 2014.
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, 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
U.S.-Korea Scholar-Policymaker Nexus, Mansfield Foundation.
Humanitarian Assistance at the Crossroads, Global Health Initiative and the Watson Institute, Brown University.