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Spring 2024

HYUNJU LEE


Contact Information

Department of Economics

4104 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Houston, Texas 77204-5019


e-mail: hlee73@uh.edu


Citizenship: South Korea (Permanent Resident of U.S. and Canada)


Academic Position

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Houston, 2023 - current

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Toronto Metropolitan University, 2018 – 2023


Education

2018, PhD in Economics, University of Minnesota
2015, MA in Economics, University of Minnesota
2012, MA (coursework) in Economics, Seoul National University
2011, BA summa cum laude in Economics, Seoul National University


Working Papers

“A Model of Gross Capital Flows: Risk Sharing and Financial Frictions” (Revised and Resubmitted, International Economic Review)
“Intangible Capital and Shadow Financing”, with Radoslaw Paluszynski


Published Papers

“Capital Regulation and Shadow Finance: A Quantitative Analysis”, with Radoslaw Paluszynski and Sunyoung Lee (Forthcoming, the Review of Economic Studies)
“Overreaction and the Value of Information In a Pandemic”, with Keyvan Eslami (European Economic Review 161 (2024) 104624)


Work in Progress

“Trade Costs and Financial Frictions: A Horse Race”, with Sterre Kuipers and Radoslaw Paluszynski

"Optimal Capital Regulation: Micro Evidence and Macro Implications", with Radoslaw Paluszynski 

“Network Cities”, with Alessandra Fogli


Presentations (* scheduled)

2023: ASSA (New Orleans), Rice University (Houston), Federal Reserve Board (Washington DC), University of Houston (Houston), National University of Singapore (Singapore), UNSW (Sydney), SED (Cartagena), KBER-Macro (Seoul), SAET (Paris), Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (virtual), Southern Economic Association (New Orleans)

2022: Korea Institute of Finance (virtual), T2M conference (London/virtual),  BSE Summer Forum (Barcelona), Society of Economic Dynamics (Madison), Summer workshop on Money, Banking, Payments, and Finance (Washington DC), McMaster University (Hamilton), 2022 ITAM-PIER Conference on Macro-Finance (Mexico City), 2nd WE_ARE_IN Macroeconomics and Finance conference (Basel), Queen’s University (Kingston), St Louis Fed (St Louis), University of Missouri (Columbia), Kansas City Fed (Kansas City), CAFRAL Annual Conference (discussant; Mumbai)

2021: ASSA (virtual), KAEA-Macro (virtual), Minneapolis Fed (virtual), Korean Consulate in Toronto-KCUPF(virtual), Canadian Economics Association (virtual), Society for the Advancement of Economics Theory (virtual), Society of Economic Dynamics (Minneapolis), Southern Economic Association (Houston), Second Conference on the Interconnectedness of Financial Systems (Fed Board, virtual)

2020: ASSA (discussant; San Diego), KAEA-KWEN (virtual), 1st International Macro/Finance and Sovereign Debt Workshop in East Asia (discussant; virtual), Seoul National University (Seoul)

2019: Annual Workshop of Southern Ontario Macro Economists (Hamilton), Mid-West Macroeconomics Meeting (Athens, GA), Society for the Advancement of Economics Theory (Ischia), KER International Conference (Seoul), Vienna Macroeconomics Workshop (Vienna), Conference on Financial Stability (Mexico City)

2018: Bank of Portugal (Lisbon), Trinity College (Dublin), University of Melbourne (Melbourne), Penn Wharton Budget Model (Philadelphia), Ryerson University (Toronto), Yonsei University (Seoul), Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society (Seoul), Society for Economic Dynamics (Mexico City), University of New South Wales (Sydney)

2017: Mid-West Macroeconomics Meeting (Louisiana), Society for the Advancement of Economics Theory (Faro), European Economic Association – European Meeting of the Econometric Society (Lisbon)

2016: Workshop on Dynamic Macroeconomics (Vigo)


Honors and Awards

2023: Start-up Funds, University of Houston ($30,000)

2022-2024: Digital Research Alliance of Canada, Resource Allocations Competition, Principal Investigator, “Heterogeneous Shadow Financing”, awarded HPC resources ($16,673)

2022: Digital Research Alliance of Canada, Resource Allocations Competition, Co-Investigator, “Health Shocks, Wealth Inequality and Health-Care Policy”, awarded HPC resources ($10,745)   

2019-2022: Travel grant, Faculty of Arts, Ryerson University

2018: Start-up Funds, Ryerson University ($20,000)

2013-2014: Bruce D. and Mildred D. Mudgett Fellowship, University of Minnesota

2012-2013: Burt and Susan Hill Gross Fellowship, University of Minnesota

2011-2012: Graduate School Fellowship, Seoul National University

2011: Taesung Kim Memorial Scholarship, Seoul National University

2008-2010: Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Seoul National University


Visiting Scholar/Other Professional Experience

2023-2024: Visiting Scholar, Stanford Economics (September 2023 - August 2024)

2023: Visiting Scholar, University of New South Wales (June 2023)

2022: Visiting Scholar, St Louis Fed (October 2022)

2018: Visiting Scholar, University of New South Wales (August 2018)

2014-2018: Research Analyst, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Research analyst for Dr. Alessandra Fogli.

2011-2012: Research Assistant, Seoul National University. Research assistant for Prof. Tack Yun.



Referee

Economic Theory, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, Economics Letters, European Economic Review


Teaching

2018-2023: Instructor, Introductory Macroeconomics (BA), Intermediate Macroeconomics (BA), Macroeconomics (MA), International Finance (PhD), Department of Economics, Toronto Metropolitan University

Summer 2014: Grader, Math Refresher (PhD), Department of Economics, University of Minnesota

2013-2014: Teaching Assistant, Applied Econometrics (PhD), Department of Economics, University of Minnesota 

2011-2012: Teaching Assistant, Mathematics for Economists (BA), Intermediate Microeconomics (BA), and Economics of Contracts (BA), Seoul National University