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Yong Suk Lee

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Yong Suk Lee

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford King Center on Global Development
SK Center Fellow
Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI)
PhD, Economics, Brown University, 2012
MA, Economics, Brown University, 2008
MPP, Public Policy, Duke University, 2007
MS, Architecture, Seoul National University, 2001
BS, Architecture, Seoul National University, 1999


Yong Suk Lee is the SK Center Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and is affiliated with the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, the King Center on Global Development, and the Center for East Asian Studies.
Lee's research is in the fields of labor economics, technology and entrepreneurship, and urban economics. His current research examines digital technology and labor, focusing on how new technologies will affect labor and how societies react to new technologies. In relation to technology and labor, Lee's research also examines various aspects of entrepreneurship, e.g., entrepreneurship and economic growth, entrepreneurship education, and factors that promote productive entrepreneurship.
Prior to joining Stanford, Lee was an assistant professor of economics at Williams College in Massachusetts. He received his PhD in economics from Brown University, a Master of public policy from Duke University, and bachelor's degree and master's degree in architecture from Seoul National University. Lee also worked as a real estate development consultant and architecture designer as he transitioned from architecture to economics.
Research Interests: 
Economic Development and Growth, Urban Economics, Inequality and Mobility, Trade, Globalization, Entrepreneurship and Management, Korean and East Asian Economies