Seoul National University, South Korea, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, Seoul National University, South Korea
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
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
"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.
The labor market stabilized quickly after the 1998 Asian crisis, but rising inequality and demographic change are challengesJungmin Lee, December 2017South Korea has boasted one of the world's most successful economies since the end of World War II. The South Korean labor market has recovered quickly from the depths of the Asian crisis in 1998, and has since remained surprisingly sound and stable. The unemployment rate has remained relatively low, and average real earnings have steadily increased. The South Korean labor market was resilient in the wake of the global financial crisis. However, there are issues that require attention, including high earnings inequality, an aging labor force, increasing part-time jobs, and rising youth unemployment rates.MoreLess