Jungmin Lee

Seoul National University, South Korea, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Economics, Seoul National University, South Korea

Research interest

Labor economics, applied micro-economics, experimental economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Member of Committee on Youth Employment, Korean Economic and Social Development Commission

Past positions

Associate Professor of Economics, Sogang University, 2010–2016; Assistant Professor of Economics, Florida International University, 2007–2010; Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, 2004–2007


PhD Economics, University of Texas at Austin, 2004

Selected publications

  • "Does labor legislation benefit workers?" Journal of the Japanese and International Economies 33 (2017): 1–12 (with D. Hamermesh and D. Kawaguchi).

  • "Who is sitting next to you? Peer effects inside the classroom." Quantitative Economics 8:1 (2017): 239–275 (with S. C. Hong).

  • "Can working hour reduction save workers?" Labour Economics 40 (2016): 25–36 (with Y. Lee).

  • "Long-run impact of traumatic experience on attitudes toward risk." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 108 (2014): 174–186 (with A. Kim).

  • "The impact of a mandatory cooling-off period on divorce." Journal of Law & Economics 56:1 (2013): 227–243.