School of Economics

School of Economics

Location : Geppert-Nam Duck Woo Hall #302
Telephone : +82 2 705 8179
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Educational Purpose
The fundamental problems of economics are how economic agents make choices among scarce resources and how those choices affect society. Thus, choice (not money) is the unifying feature of what economics studies. It is a broad discipline that aims to understand past, interpret current, and predict future decisions.
Economics can be classified into two broad categories: microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics is the study of how individuals, households, firms, and governments make choices, and how these choices affect prices, allocation of resources, and wellbeing of people. Macroeconomics is the study of the economy as a whole and focus on phenomena such as the growth rate of a country’s economic output, the inflation rate, or the unemployment rate. In recent decades, many other specialized subfields are emerged such as labor economics, political economics, industrial organization, environmental economics, health economics, and behavioral economics to name a few. They all seek to answer various sets of questions:
• Why are some countries rich and some countries poor?
• Why do women earn less than men?
• How can data help us understand the world?
• Why do we ignore information that could help us make better decisions?
• How can countries coordinate to tackle the climate change problem?
• How to design an organ allocation mechanism to save more lives?
Specialization of Education
Since its foundation, Sogang Economics has played an important role in shaping Korea and its prosperity. Its outstanding alumni have taken important and prestigious roles in the society as public servants, government advisors, university professors, business consultants, and private sector professionals. Its carefully designed programs help students excel in necessary theoretical and empirical skills allowing them to achieve their career goals.
Sogang Economics’ proud and competent faculty teaches both undergraduate and graduate programs. While they stimulate their students’ analytical thinking to teach them how to meet theory with practice, they also serve the global intellectual community with their research published in prestigious journals.
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Areas of Specialization


Ahn, Taehyun Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics
Choi, In Time Series and Panel Data
Chun, Hyunbae Applied Microeconomics
Chung, Chae-Shick International Finance, Financial Economics
Hur, Jung International Trade
Iris, Haydar Doruk Behavioral Economics, Decision and Game Theory Applications
Jeon, Seonghoon Industrial Organization
Jung, Kuk Mo Economics
Joo, Hayeon Empirical Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics
Kim, Doyoung Organizational Economics
Kim, Hong-Kyun Public Finance, Environmental Economics
Kim, Kyung-Hwan Urban Economics, State and Local Public Finance
Kim, Young-Chul Applied Microeconomic Theory, Public Economics
Kim, Yun Jung International Macroeconomics
Kwark, Noh-Sun Macroeconomics, Financial Economics, International Finance/Open Economy Macroeconomics
Lee, Hahn Shik Econometrics
Lee, Jinkwon Microeconomics, Experimental Economics, Environmental Economics
Lee, Yoonsoo Macroeconomics
Lee, Young Hoon Econometrics, Sports Economics
Nam, Joo-Ha Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics
Park, Jungsoo Macroeconomics/Growth, International Economics, Banking and Finance, Economics of Technological Change
Sakong, Yong Agricultural and Resource Economics
Song, E Young International Trade
Sohn, Sung-bin

Financial Economics
Wang, Gyu Ho Microeconomics, Game Theory, Industrial Organization
Yi, Kang-Oh Microeconomics
Yang, Hyunjoo Economics
Lee, Sungwon Econometrics
Hur, Joonyoung Macroeconomics
Kim, Jinwon Economics