Memorial (Bong Soo Lee)

In loving memory of Dr. Bong Soo Lee
November 16, 1952 – March 6, 2015

Professor Lee’s academic career spans almost 30 years, preceded by his 7 year stint at the Korean government (rising to the rank of  deputy director at the ministry of finance).  After receiving Ph.D. in economics from University of Minnesota in 1986, he has served as professor for Iowa State, Minnesota (Carlson School of Business), University of Houston, Dean of KAIST, and until now Patty Hill Smith Eminent Scholar Chair Professor in Finance at the Florida State University.  His CV shows a very long and illustrious accomplishments as a scholar, with more than 70 publications.

For members of KAEA, he is remembered for many years of tireless and unselfish contributions and service for KAEA:

Secretary General, KAEA: 1991-92
Vice President: 1998
Executive Committee, KAEA:1998-2000
Program committee for the Seoul International conference of KAEA/KEA: 2000
President, KAEA: 2003
Nominating Committee: 2005(Chair), 2006, 2008(Chair), 2011(Chair),
Advisory board, KAEA: 2009 –  (Chair, 2010)


  1. Prof. Bong Soo Lee will be remembered long by me and all KAEA members as a great man, outstanding economist,…

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