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EDUCATION
The Ohio State University, Ph.D. in Economics, 2000
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EMPLOYMENT
Professor, UTA, September 2017 – present.
Associate Professor, UTA, September 2011 –  August 2017.
Assistant Professor, UTA, July 2006 – August 2011.
Assistant Professor, UNH, August 2001 – May 2006.
Lecturer, OSU, January - June 2001.
Economist, The Bank of Korea, January 1991 - August 1995
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OTHER APPOINTMENTS
Research Associate, Global and Monetary Policy Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2014 - present.
Secretary General, Korea-America Economic Association (KAEA), 2014 - 2016.

Faculty Advisor, Korean Student Association at UTA, 2014 - 2016.

Visiting Associate Professor, SKKU, Korea, June 2015.
Visiting Scholar, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, June-July 2010.
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RESEARCH INTERESTS
Money and Macro Economics; Open Economy Macroeconomics and Finance; Regional Economic Growth
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JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

1.

“Segmentation of Consumer Markets in the U.S.: What Do the U.S. Retail Prices Tell Us?” (with A. Murphy and J. Wu), 2017. Canadian Journal of Economics, 50(3), 738-777.

2.

“The Role of Two Frictions in Geographic Price Dispersion: When Market Friction Meets Nominal Rigidities” (with H. Choi), Journal of International Money and Finance, 63, 1-27 (lead article).

3.

“Monetary Policy Regime Change and Regional Inflation Dynamics: Looking through the Lens of Sectoral Data in Korea” (with J. Lee and R. O'Sullivan), Pacific Economic Review, forthcoming.

4.

“Discontinuity of Output Convergence within the U.S.: Why Has the Course Changed?” (with Xiaojun Wang), 2015, Economic Inquiry, 53(1), 49-71.

5.

“Does Distance Reflect More Than Transport Costs?” (with Horag Choi), 2014, Economics Letters, 125(1), 82-86.

6.

“Heterogeneous Response of Disaggregate Inflation to Monetary Policy Regime Change: The Role of Price Stickiness,” (with R. O'Sullivan), 2013, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 37(9), 1814-1832.

7.

“Inflation Targeting (IT) and Relative Price Variability (RPV): What Difference Does IT Make?,” (with Young Se Kim, Roisin O’Sullivan), 2011,  Southern Economic Journal, 77(4), 934-957.

8.

“Bias Reduction in Dynamic Panel Data Models by Common Recursive Mean Adjustment,” (with Nelson C. Mark and Donggyu Sul), 2010, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 72(5), 567-599 (lead article).

9.

“Reconsidering the Relationship between Inflation and Relative Price Variability,” 2010, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 42(5), 769-798 (lead article).

10.

“Is There Any Asymmetry in the Effect of Inflation on Relative Price Variability?” (with Young Se Kim), 2010, Economics Letters, 108(3), 233-236.

11.

“Robust Estimation for Structural Spurious Regressions and A Hausman-type Cointegration Test,” (with Ling Hu and Masao Ogaki), 2008, Journal of Econometrics, 142, 327-351.

12.

“How useful are tests for unit-root in distinguishing unit-root processes from stationary but nonlinear processes?” (with Young-Kyu Moh), 2007, The Econometrics Journal, 10, 82-112.

13.

“Heterogeneity in the Persistence of Relative Prices: What Do the Japanese Cities Tell Us?” (with Kiyoshi Matsubara), 2007, Journal of the Japanese and International Economics, 21, 260-286.

14.

“On the Performance of Popular Unit-Root Tests against Various Nonlinear Dynamic Models: A Simulation Study,” (with Young-Kyu Moh), 2006, Communications in Statistics: Simulation and Computation, 35(1), 105-116.

15.

“Unbiased Estimation of the Half-Life to PPP Convergence in Panel Data,” (with Nelson C. Mark and Donggyu Sul), 2006, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 38(4), 921-938.
   16. “Prewhitening Bias in HAC Estimation,” (with Donggyu Sul and P.C.B. Phillips), 2005, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 67(4), 517-546.
   17. “A Reexamination of Output Convergence in the U.S. States: Toward Which Level(s) Are They Converging?,” 2004, Journal of Regional Science, 44(4), 713-741.
   18. “Searching for Evidence of Long-Run PPP from a Post Bretton Woods Panel: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff,” 2004, Journal of International Money and Finance, 23(7-8), pp.1159-1186.
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OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Consumer Price Differences Persist Among Eight Texas Cities”, (with M. Ca’Zorzi and A. Chudik), 2014. Economic Letter, 9(14), The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

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REFEREEING SERVICE
Annals of Regional Science
Canadian Economic Journal*
Chinese Economic Review
Econometrics Journal*
Econometric Review
Economics Letters*
Empirical Economics*
Explorations in Economic History
International Economic Journal
International Review of Economics and Finance
Japanese Economic Review
Journal of Applied Economics
Journal of Business and Economic Statistics*
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
Journal of Econometric Methods
Journal of Econometrics*
Journal of Forecasting
Journal of International Economics*
Journal of International Money and Finance*
Journal of the Japanese and International Economics
Journal of Macroeconomics*
Journal of Money, Credit and Banking*
Journal of Regional Science*
Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics*
Pacific Economic Review*
Regional Science and Urban Economics*
Regional Studies
Review of Development Economics
Review of Economics and Statistics*
Scandinavian Journal of Economics
Southern Economic Journal
Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics
Addison-Wesley*;
McGraw-Hill*;
Pearson*;
Worth Publisher;
* indicate multiple service.
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COURSES TAUGHT
Uundergraduate Graduate
Econometrics
International Finance
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Money and Banking
Principles of Macroeconomics
Macroeconomic Theory (Ph.D, MA)
Time Series Econometrics (Ph.D, MA)
Monetary Policy and Financial System Analysis (MS)
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