Curriculum Vitae


Korea Development Institute, 2020 - Present



Ph.D. Economics, University of Maryland at College Park, 2020

M.A. Economics, University of Maryland at College Park, 2016

B.A. Economics, Seoul National University, South Korea, 2012


Macroeconomics, Firm Dynamics, Firm Innovation, Entrepreneurship, International Trade


Competition, Firm Innovation, and Growth under Imperfect Technology Spillovers, with Seula Kim

The Effect of Globalization on Firm Innovation and Business Dynamism in the U.S.

Product Switching and Young Firm Dynamics, with Seula Kim

Mega Firms and Recent Trends in the U.S. Innovation: Empirical Evidence from the U.S. Patent Data, NBER Working Paper No. 31460, with Serguey Braguinsky, Joonkyu Choi, Yuheng Ding, and Seula Kim

Improving Patent Assignee-Firm Bridge with Web Search Results, CES Working Paper No. 22-31, with Yuheng Ding, and Seula Kim


Input Market Disruption and Firm Performance: Evidence from the COVID-19 Crisis

Trade Induced Technological Change in the U.S.: The Rise of Software and Labor Substituting Technology


The Role of Digital Technology in Climate Technology Innovation, KDI Journal of Economic Policy, 2023

The Effect of Global Value Chain Disruption on the Economy (In Korean)


Western Economic Association International (WEAI) Graduate Student Workshop Travel Grant, Summer 2019

Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2017-2018

Graduate Assistantship, Department of Economics, University of Maryland, 2014-2019

Teaching Assistantship, Department of Economics, Seoul National University, 2012-2014

Academic Achievement Award, Department of Economics, Seoul National University, 2010

CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS  (* scheduled, † co-author presented, § virtual)

2024: ASSA 2024 Poster Session (San Antonio), STEG-CEPR Annual Conference 2024 (NYU Abu Dhabi), Princeton University, Clemson University,  Rutgers University, Technology and Policy Research Initiative (TPRI) Seminar§*, Inha University*, Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data Conference (PSU)*, Midwest Macro Spring 2024 Meeting (VCU Business School and Richmond Fed)*, SED 2024 (Barcelona)*

2023: WEAI International Conference§, NBER Megafirms and the Economy Spring 2023 Meeting, Midwest Macro Spring Meeting (Clemson), SED 2023 (Cartagena, canceled), KER-KAEA International Conference (Yeosu)†, AMES 2023 (Singapore, canceled), AIEA-NBER Conference (Taipei), FSRDC Annual Research Conference (Fed Board), NBER Megafirms and the Economy Spring 2023 Meeting, Workshop on Entrepreneurial Finance and Innovation, SEA Annual Meeting (New Orleans), CMA-Durham Workshop on Innovation, Business Dynamism, and Market Power (Durham University), Midwest Macro Fall 2023 Meeting (Texas Tech), CEPR Annual Meeting of Macroeconomics and Growth 2023 (Madrid), NBER Innovation Information Initiative Technical Working Group (Boston)

2022: Midwest Economics Association 86th Annual Meeting (Minneapolis), U.S. Census CES Seminar§, FSRDC Annual Research Conference (Kansas City Fed), Korea Econometric Society 2022 fall Conference (SNU), Korea International Economic Association 2022 Winter Conference (SNU) 

2021: WEAI Virtual International Conference §, Royal Economic Society Annual Conference †§, WEAI 96th Annual Conference †§, Sejong University, Economics Graduate Student Conference 2021 (WUSTL) , European Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society †§ 

2019: WEAI Graduate Student Workshop (San Francisco), Midwest Macro Spring Meeting (Athens), Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Conference Poster Session (Washington DC)


Teaching Assistant, Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis, University of Maryland, Fall 2018

Teaching Assistant, Principles of Macroeconomics, University of Maryland, Spring 2017

Teaching Assistant, Principles of Microeconomics, University of Maryland, Fall 2015

Teaching Assistant, Money and Banking, University of Maryland, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Teaching Assistant, Microeconomic Theory, Seoul National University, Fall 2012 and Fall 2013

Teaching Assistant, Mathematics for Economists, Seoul National University, Spring 2012 and Spring 2014


Special Sworn Status (SSS) Researcher, U.S. Census Bureau, March 2019-February 2021

Research Assistant, Prof. Felipe Saffie, University of Maryland, December 2015-December 2016


English (fluent), Korean (native)


Fortran, MATLAB, Python, SAS, and Stata