Yong Suk Lee

Encina Hall E309
616 Serra Street
Stanford, CA 94305

Curriculum Vitae


  Working Papers

International Isolation and Regional Inequality: Evidence from Sanctions on North Korea. revise and resubmit.
    Selected media coverage: VOXEU column, KBS News (national broadcast in Korean), Stanford News, NKNews.

The Persistence of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Immigrants: Evidence from Stanford University (with Chuck Eesley). revision requested.

Do Government Guaranteed Small Business Loans Promote Urban Growth? revision requested.

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

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

  Current Research in Progress

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

Import Competition, Technological Change, and Local Employment Dynamics (with Daniel Wilmoth).

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

Corruption, Trust, and Entrepreneurship

Aging, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (with Takeo Hoshi).

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


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

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

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

Exams, Districts, and Intergenerational Mobility: Evidence from South Korea, Labour Economics, August 2014, 29: 62-71. Pre-print version. This paper originates from Educational Tracking, Residential Sorting, and Intergenerational Mobility.

School Districting and the Origins of Residential Land Price Inequality, Journal of Housing Economics, June 2015, 28: 1-17. Pre-print version. This paper also originates from Educational Tracking, Residential Sorting, and Intergenerational Mobility.

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