SOK CHUL HONG

Associate Professor of Economics

SOGANG UNIVERSITY, KOREA

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

University of Chicago, Ph.D., Economics, 2007.

Seoul National University, M.A., Economics, 2002 / B.A., Economics, 2000

RESEARCH FIELDS

Economic History, Health Economics, Economic Development

BOOK PUBLISHED

[1] The Changing Body: Health, Nutrition, and Human Development in the Western World since 1700  (with Roderick Floud, Robert Fogel, and Bernard Harris). Cambridge University Press. 2011.

2011 PROSE Awards: Economics

 

The book has been reviewed in
ScienceNature, New York Times, The Independent, Daily Mail, Times Higher Education, International Herald Tribune, The New York Review of Books, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Economic History, American Journal of Human Biology, Social History of Medicine,
BBC radio and  the Brian Lehrer Show at WNYC radio, and so on.

PAPERS PUBLISHED

[1] Malaria: An Early Indicator of Later Disease and Work Level. The Journal of Health Economics 32(3): 612-632. 2013.

[2] Has the Burden of Obesity Declined in America since 1980? Korea and the World Economy 14(2): 343-379. 2013..

[3] Malaria and Economic Productivity: A Longitudinal Analysis of the American Case. The Journal of Economic History 71(3): 654-671. 2011.

[4] Marriage and Men's Wealth Accumulation in the United States, 1860-1870. Korean Economic Review 26(1): 27-58. 2010.

[5] Survival in 19th Century Cities: The Larger the City, the Smaller Your Chances (with Louis Cain). Explorations in Economic History 46(4): 450-463. 2009.

[6] The Burden of Early Exposure to Malaria in the United States, 1850-1860: Malnutrition and Immune Disorders. The Journal of Economic History 67(4): 1001-1035. 2007.

PAPERS PUBLISHED IN KOREAN

[1] Review of Studies on Living Standards in the Perspective of Economic History. Review of Economic History 55: 137-73. 2013.

[2] Population Aging and Deepening Inequality in Korea (with Hankyung Jun). Journal of Korean Economic Analysis 19(1): 71-122. 2013.

[3] Recent Status of National Expenditure for Mental Health Improvement in Korea. Journal of Budget and Policy 1(1): 67-102. 2012.

[4] Economic Fluctuation and Public Health Indicators in South Korea, 1983-2008 (with K. Kim and H. Nahm). The Korea Journal of Health Economics and Policy 16(1): 111-137. 2010.

[5] The Effect of Corporate Diversification on Performance. Korean Economic Journal 41(2): 169-200. 2002.

BOOK REVIEW

[1] ¡°Artemisia Annua, Artemisinin, ACTs and Malaria Control in Africa: Tradition, Science and Public Policy¡± by Dana G. Dalrymple (Washington: Politics and Prose, 2012), Journal of Economic History 74(1): 304-6. 2014.

[2] ¡°Why the West Rules?for Now¡± by Ian Morris (New York: Picador, 2011), Review of Economic History 55: 331-6. 2013.

BOOK TRANSRATION

[1] Phelps, Charles E., Health Economics (5th Edition), Prentice Hall, 2012 (Translation into Korean with Sangho Moon, Wankyo Chung, and Changik Jo / Seoul: Sigma Press, 2013).

WORKING PAPERS

[1] Who is Sitting Next to You? An Analysis of Peer Effects inside the Classroom (with Jungmin Lee) (under review).

[2] Identifying Mentally Vulnerable Population from External Effects of Celebrity Suicides (with Jungmin Lee) (revised and resubmitted).

[3] When the Race between Education and Technology Goes Backwards: The Post-bellum Decline of White School Attendance in the Southern US (with Hoyt Bleakley) (under revision).

[4] Adapting to the Weather: Lessons from U.S. History (with Hoyt Bleakley).

[5] Inter-Urban Health Disparities: Survival in the Wards of 19th Century American Cities (with Louis Cain and Carlos Villareal).

[6] Climate Change and Crop Production: Panel Analysis (under review).

[7] Accounting for Declining Birth Weight (with Jungmin Lee).

[8] Pronatalist Cash Grant and Fertility: A Panel Analysis (with Young-Il Kim, Jae-Young Lim, Mee-Young Yeo).

[9] Health, Disease and Sanitation in Oxford Handbook of American Economic History (with Hoyt Bleakley and Louis Cain).

[10] Diet, Health and Work Intensity in England and Wales, 1700-1914 (with Bernard Harris, Roderick Floud, and Robert Fogel). NBER Working Paper w15875. April 2010.

WORK IN PROGRESS

[1] Health, Mortality and the Standard of Living in Europe and North America Since 1700 (with Bernard Harris, Roderick Floud, and Robert Fogel).

[2] The Age-Specific Effects of Early-Life Family Demographics on Later Life Mortality and Human Capital Accumulation (with Jonathan Hersh and Sven Wilson).

[3] Soil in the History: Agricultural Productivity vs. Disease Environment.

[4] Early Exposure to Malaria and Longevity.

 

 

 

MAILING ADDRESS

Department of Economics

Sogang University

35 Baekbeom-ro, Mapo-gu

Seoul, KOREA 121-742

EMAIL

shong[at]sogang.ac.kr

PHONE

+82-2-705-4705