Professional Activities 

Awards, Fellowships and Honours

      Publications in English

          A. Journal Articles and Book Chapters
          B. Other Papers
          C. Publications in Korean
          D. Operational Interventions
                in Developing Countries

     Areas of Interest





   Republic of Korea

    Current Position  Professor of Economics, Sogang University

    Other Appointments

             Fellow, Weimer Graduate School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and
Land Economics,
                        Since January 2002 

            Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Housing Economics, Since 2002 

            Member and Treasurer, Selection Committee, William Alonso Memorial 
Prize for Innovative Works 
                        in Regional Science
, Since 2002

            Member, Editorial Board, International Real Estate Review, Since 1999

Central National Land Use and Urban Planning Committee,
Ministry of Construction 
                        and Transportation, Government of
Since January 2003

          External board member, Korea Housing Finance Corporation Since March 2004 

    Previous Positions


            Visiting Professor, Department of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics

University of Wisconsin-Madison, September 2002-May 2003

Urban Finance Advisor, United Nations Centre for Human Settlements

(UNCHS), June 1994-August 1996

Associate Professor of Economics, Sogang University Seoul, Korea,

September 1990-February 1997

Assistant Professor of Economics, Sogang University

September 1988?August 1990

Assistant Professor of Economics & Senior Research Associate,

Metropolitan Studies Program, Syracuse University,

September1986?August 1988



    Personal Data


Born on June 12, 1957 in Seoul, Korea

Married, a daughter and a son




Ph. D. in Economics, Princeton University, June 1987

           (Dissertation: An Analysis of Inefficiency of an Urban Housing Market :The Case of Seoul, Korea)

            M.A. in Economics,
Princeton University, October 1984

            Graduate Student in Economics,
University of Pennsylvania, September

            B.A. in Economics (minor: mathematics),
Summa Cum Laude, and
Sogang University, February 1980



Professional Activities





             Director, Economic Research Institute, Sogang University, February 2000-February 2002

Member, Working Committee on Government Innovation, Ministry of
Budget and Planning, 
                     August 2000-August 2002

Member, Advisory Committee on National Land Use Planning, Ministry of 
Construction and
                    Transportation, January 1999-July 2002

        Coordinator, Environmental Policy Studies Program, Graduate School of 
 Public Policy, 
Sogang University, February 1998-January 2001

Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Green Belt Policy Reform, Ministry of Construction and 
                    Transportation, May 1998-December 1999
             Member, Special Task Force on Land Policy Reform, Ministry of
Construction and 
                    Transportation, July-October 1997
             Member, Advisory Committee on Valuation for Property Taxation, Ministry of Home Affairs, 
                    September 1994-September 2000

Member, Supervisory Committee for the National Housing Fund, Ministry of Construction, 
                    1992-94 and 1996-1998

Auditor, Korean Association of Housing Policies, 1991-93       

Member, Sub?committee on Housing, Seventh Five?year Plan for Economic
and Social 
                    Development, Government of
Korea, November
1990 - June 1991

            Junior Economist, Banking and Public Finance Division, Research
Department, Bank of Korea,    
                    March 1980 ? April 1981





Principal Consultant, China CDS Performance Indicators Project, UN Habitat, March 2002-            
                        December 2002

            President, Asian Real Estate Society, August 2001- July 2002

            Vice President, Asian Real Estate Society, August 1999-July 2000

            Consultant, UNCHS, February-May 1997

            Consultant, Municipal Development Programme, January-April 1997

            Consultant, Housing Indicators Project, IBRD-UNCHS, September
-December 1991

            Consultant, Infrastructure Division, Country Department II,
Asia Region,
World Bank, November 
                        1989?June 1991

            Temporary Researcher, Water & Urban Development Department,
Operational Staff, World Bank, 
                        September?October 1985

       Summer Intern, Korea Division, Project Department, East Asia and Pacific
Regional Office, 
                        World Bank, June?September 1985

            Temporary Researcher, Urban and Water Supply Division, Project
Department, East Asia and
                         Pacific Regional Office, The World
Bank, June?September 1984



Awards, Fellowships and Honours


Best Graduate Teaching Award, Department of Economics, Princeton University, January 1986

            University Fellowship,
Princeton University, September 1982 ? May 1986

University Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, September 1981 ? May

   Presidential Award to Top Graduating Student and Valedictorian, Sogang
University, February

Member, Alpha Sigma Nu Honorary Society, since September 1978

   Presidential Award to Top Entering Student, Sogang University, February


Areas of Interest



            Real estate and urban economics (housing markets, housing finance and taxation, government 
                regulations in land and housing markets, real estate sector and the national economy, 


            Spatial and territorial development polices (growth controls, regional policy)


            Public finance (urban infrastructure finance, political economy, public opinion and public choice)


            Local government finance (local taxes and tax administration, monitoring indicators of urban 
                finance and service delivery, design and implementation of decentralization, linkages 
                between urban planning and urban finance)


            Environmental economics (quantifying the impact of the degradation of urban environment, 
                analysis of the impact of government environmental budget, land-use regulations as an 
                environmental policy instrument, public perception of environmental problems and policies)


            Political economy (market for ideas, public perception and the role of various players in the 
                process of public policy making)






            Professor Edwin S. Mills, Department of Finance, Kellogg Graduate School of Management,
        Northwestern University,
Evanston IL 60201

            Professor John M. Quigley, Department of Economics, University of California at Berkeley, 
        Berkeley, CA 

            Professor Stephen Malpezzi, Department of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics, School
of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison WI 53706-1323

            Dr. Bertrand Renaud, Renaud Advisors, formerly with Financial Development Department, 
        The World Bank

            Mr. Daniel Biau, Director of Programme Co-ordination, UN Habitat, Box 30030, Nairobi, Kenya


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