■ KIET - Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade, Sejong, Korea
      Associate Research Fellow, August 2016 - present


■ Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
      Ph.D. in Economics, August 2016
      Dissertation: Essays in Applied Mechanism Design
      Advisor: Edward Green
■ Duke University, Durham, NC
      M.A. in Economics, 2008
■ Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
      B.A. in Business Adm. and Minor in Mathematics, 2005   



■ Member, Korea Academic Society of Industrial Organization,  2017 - present
■ Board Member, Korean Women Economists Association, 2017 - present
■ Delegate of South Korea to OECD meetings- CIIE (Committee on Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship), WPIA (Working Party on Industry Analysis), WPGI (Working Party on Globalization of Industry), October 2016



Research Interests
■ Applied Mechanism Design, Auction theory, Economics of Discrimination, Competition Policy

Working Papers
Discrimination in Organizations: Optimal Contracts and Regulation 
On Monotone Strategy Equilibria in Simultaneous Auctions for Complementary Goods, with Matthew GentryTatiana Komarova, and Pasquale Schiraldi , Journal of Mathematical Economics, accepted with minor revisions
■ Simultaneous Auctions for Complementary Goods
■ Self-learning Algorithms and Tacit Collusion, with Hoonsik Yang (in Korean)

Work in Progress
■ Favoritism and Competition Policy : A Mechanism Design Approach
■ Competition in Hierarchical Platform Markets

Conference/Seminar Presentations (#: presented by coauthors)
■ 2019: FTC, Sejong, Korea

■ 2018: Korea Development Institute, Sejong, Korea; Korea’s Allied Economic Associations Annual Meeting, Seoul, Korea; Xiamen University, China; RIETI-TIER-KIET Workshop, Japan

■ 2017: International Industrial Organization Conference, Boston (IIOC), MA; Society for Institutional & Organizational Economics (SIOE) Conference, New York, NY; Korea’s Allied Economic Associations Annual Meeting, Seoul, Korea; Korea Academic Society of Industrial Organization Summer Meeting, Seoul, Korea; KAEA-KIET Joint Conference, Sejong, Korea

■ 2016: Royal Economic Society PhD Meetings, London, UK; University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK; Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL; Colegio Universitario de Studios Financieros (CUNEF), Madrid, Spain; California State University, Fullerton, CA; Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan; Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade, Sejong, Korea; Korea Economic Research Institute, Seoul, Korea; Korea Information Society Development Institute, Jincheon, Korea; Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society, Kyoto, Japan; KAEA-KIET Joint Conference, Sejong, Korea; GAMES 2016, World Congress of the Game Theory Society, Maastricht, the Netherlands (#)

■ 2015: Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA; Georgetown Center for Economic Research Biennial Conference, Washington, DC; PET 15, Association for Public Economic Theory, Luxembourg; International Conference on Game Theory, Stony Brook, NY; Econometric Society World Congress, Montreal, Canada; Symposium of Spanish Economic Association, Girona, Spain

■ 2014: International Conference on Game Theory, Stony Brook, NY; Midwest Economic Theory Meeting, Lawrence, KS



 Instructor at Sungshin Women’s Univ., Spring 2019
Gender Economics: Labor Economics and Game Theory Approach (UG)
 Instructor at Penn State, Spring 2010
     Intermediate Microeconomics (Online course, UG)
Teaching Assistant at Penn State, 2009 - 2013
     Mathematical Economics, Growth and Development, International Economics (UG);
     Health Economics (Master's)
Teaching Assistant at Duke U., Summer 2006
     Managerial Economics (MBA)



Grants and Fellowships
■ The Crawford Graduate Fellowship in Ethical Inquiry, 2014 - 2015
     Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State
■ Econometric Society World Congress 2015 Travel Grant
■ Graduate Assistantship at Penn State, 2009 - 2014

Research Assistantships
■ Prof. Michael Brandt, Fuqua School of Business at Duke U.
     High-frequency financial data analysis
■ Prof. Ahmed Khwaja, Fuqua School of Business at Duke U.
     Panel data analysis in health economics

Computing Skills
■ Matlab, Mathematica, STATA, R, Python


Last updated: August 2019