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Faculty Profiles

Kyung-woo Lee
Chair of Economics


  • Associate Professor of Economics
  • Ph.D. in Economics, Columbia University
  • M.A. in Economics, Columbia University
  • B.A. in Economics, Yonsei University

Email: kwlee76@yonsei.ac.kr
Tel: 02-2123-2471
Office: Daewoo Hall #512

Education

  • Ph.D. in Economics, Columbia University
  • M.A. in Economics, Columbia University
  • B.A. in Economics, Yonsei University

Courses and Current Research Areas

  • Undergraduate: Public Finance, Macroeconomics
  • Graduate: Public Finance

Selected Publications

“Determinants and Macroeconomic Impact of Remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa,” Journal of African Economies, 20 (2), March 2011, pp. 312-340 (Joint with R. J. Singh, M. Haacker, and M. Le Goff).

“Optimal Disability Insurance with Unobservable Skill Heterogeneity,” Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 122, February 2015, pp. 94-109.

“A Test of Fiscal Sustainability in the EU Countries,” International Tax and Public Finance, Vol. 25, October 2018, pp. 1170-1196 (Joint with J. Kim and T. Sung).

“Fiscal and Welfare Effects of Balanced-Budget Reforms of Korea’s National Pension System,” Global Economic Review, Vol. 47, Issue 4, December 2018, pp. 367-394 (Joint with Y. Shim).

“Optimal Partial and Full Disability Insurance with an Application to Korea,” Korean Economic Review, Vol. 35, No. 1, January 2019, pp. 61-107.

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