Yoonyoung Cho

World Bank, USA

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Current position

Economist, World Bank

Research interest

Labor economics, public economics, development economics, applied econometrics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

World Bank Economist

Past positions

Visiting Professor, Hitotsubashi University, 2008; Research Fellow, Korea Development Institute, 2005–2008


PhD Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005

Selected publications

  • “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).