The Korea-America Economic Association

The 2019 KAEA Young Scholar Award

The KAEA is pleased to announce that Drs. Sang Yoon (Tim) Lee (Queen Mary University of London) and Dongho Song (Johns Hopkins Carey Business School) will receive the 2019 KAEA Young Scholar Award for their professional achievement. The award ceremony will be held during the Annual Meeting of the KAEA at Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, at 6:00 pm, January 5, 2019. Congratulations!

Sang Yoon (Tim) Lee is currently a reader in Queen Mary University of London. He previously held assistant professor positions at Toulouse School of Economics and University of Mannheim.  He received his Ph.D. in economics from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011. His primary research interests are the determinants and mechanisms of economic inequality in macroeconomic settings. Much of his past work was focused on intergenerational mobility, and how it relates to cross-sectional inequality. More recently, he combines theoretical and empirical tools to study how inequality trends evolve in the long-run, in response to labor market reforms or technological advancements. He has published in leading journals such as Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Monetary Economics, Economic Journal and has several working papers of potentially high impact.

Dongho Song is currently an assistant professor of finance at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. He was previously an assistant professor of economics at Boston College. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. His research interests include asset pricing, macro-finance, and applied time series econometrics. He has published in leading journals such as Econometrica, Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Econometrics.

The KAEA appreciates the Award Nomination Committee (Drs. Doh-Shin Jeon (Chair), Sokbae Lee, Yongcheol Shin) for their valuable service for award nomination this year.