Yong Suk Lee

Encina Hall E309
616 Serra Street
Stanford, CA 94305

Curriculum Vitae


  Current Research

Import Competition, Technological Change, and Local Employment Dynamics (with Jong-Hyun Chung, Daniel Wilmoth).

Digital Technologies and the Labor Market (with Chuck Eesley, Christos Makridis, Stephen Zoepf).

Do University Entrepreneurship Programs Promote Entrepreneurship? (with Chuck Eesley). NBER report

Assessing & Improving the Quality of Engineering and Computer Science Education: An International Comparative Study (with Prashant Loyalka et al.).

Corruption, Trust, and Entrepreneurship

Aging and Technology (with Takeo Hoshi).

  Working Papers

The Persistence of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Immigrants (with Chuck Eesley). revise and resubmit.

Modern Management and the Demand for Technical Skill. under review.

Information Technology in the Property Market (with Yuya Sasaki). Online Appendix. under review.

Political Influence and Trade Uncertainty: Evidence from Sanction Threats and Impositions (with Seung Hoon Lee). under review.


International Isolation and Regional Inequality: Evidence from Sanctions on North Korea. Journal of Urban Economics, forthcoming.
    Selected media coverage: VOXEU column, KBS News (national broadcast in Korean), Stanford News, NKNews.
    (ungated version).

Government Guaranteed Small Business Loans and Regional Growth. Journal of Business Venturing, forthcoming.
    (ungated version).

Entrepreneurship, Small Businesses, and Economic Growth in Cities. Journal of Economic Geography, March 2017, 17(2).
    (ungated version).

Organization of Disaster Aid Delivery: Spending Your Donations (with Vernon Henderson), Economic Development and Cultural Change, July 2015, 63(4).
    Media: FSI Stanford News.
    (NBER Working Paper 17707).

Staffing Subsidies and the Quality of Care in Nursing Homes (with Andrew Foster), Journal of Health Economics, May 2015, 41: 133-147.
    (ungated version).
    Online Appendix to the paper.

School Districting and the Origins of Residential Land Price Inequality, Journal of Housing Economics, June 2015, 28: 1-17.
    (ungated version).

Exams, Districts, and Intergenerational Mobility: Evidence from South Korea, Labour Economics, August 2014, 29: 62-71.
    (ungated version).

Do Medicaid Wage Pass-through Payments Increase Nursing Home Staffing? (with Z. Feng, S. Kuo, O. Intrator, A. Foster, and V. Mor), Health Services Research, 2010, 45(3): 728-747.


Brace for Change: Technology Will Affect Jobs More Than Trade, Pacific Council on International Policy, May 3, 2017.

Technological Change: Why Korea Needs a Longer Term Perspective on Job Creation (in Korean), Maeil Business Newspaper, June 26, 2017.

A Labor Market by the Youth, and for the Youth (in Korean), Maeil Business Newspaper, January 30, 2017.

Is Korea Ready to Accept Failure? (in Korean), Maeil Business Newspaper, June 21, 2016.


Current Academic Year:
Economic Development and Challenges of East Asia (ECON124/IPS224), Stanford Catalog