World Bank, USA
IZA World of Labor role
Economist, World Bank
Labor economics, public economics, development economics, applied econometrics
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
World Bank Economist
Visiting Professor, Hitotsubashi University, 2008; Research Fellow, Korea Development Institute, 2005–2008
PhD Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005
“Entrepreneurship programs in developing countries: A meta regression analysis.” Labour Economics 28 (2014) (with M. Honorati).
“How did the great recession affect different types of workers? Evidence from 17 middle income countries.” World Development 41 (2013) (with D. Newhouse).
“Employer-Provided Training: Patterns and incentives for building skills for higher productivity.” In: Behrman, J., D. Robalino, and R. Almeida (eds). The Right Skills for the Job?: Rethinking Effective Training Policies for Workers. Washington, DC: World Bank Press, 2012 (with R. K. Almeida).
“An evaluation of a pronatal subsidy program in Korea: A quasi-experimental approach.” In: Werding, M., and T. Noriyuki (eds). Fertility and Public Policy: How to Reverse the Trend of Declining Fertility. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2011.
“SCHIP expansion and parental coverage: An evaluation of Wisconsin’s BadgerCare.” Journal of Health Economics 25:6 (2006) (with B. Wolfe, R. Haveman, and T. Kaplan).
Entrepreneurship for the poor in developing countries
Well-designed entrepreneurship programs show promise for improving earnings and livelihoods of poor workersYoonyoung Cho, July 2015Can entrepreneurship programs be successful labor market policies for the poor? A large share of workers in developing countries are self-employed in low-paying work or engage in low-return entrepreneurial activities that keep these workers in poverty. Entrepreneurship programs provide business training and access to finance, advisory, and networking services with the aim of boosting workers’ earnings and reducing poverty. Programs vary in design, which can affect their impact on outcomes. Recent studies have identified some promising approaches that are yielding positive results, such as combining training and financial support.MoreLess