Yoonseok Lee

Associate Professor, Economics


Yoonseok Lee is an Associate Professor of Economics and a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research. His research interests are in econometric theory and applied econometrics. For econometric theory, the topics focus on semi-parametric dynamic panel data models, treatment effect in panel data, many weak instrumental variables problems, and model selection in high dimensional models. For applied topics, he uses semi-parametric panel data models to study cross country growth, environmental Kuznets curve, motorcycle helmet use regulation, smoking during pregnancy, medical treatment effects, crime and inequality, firm-level production function estimation, and relation between exporting and firm stock market value. For more policy-oriented topics, he is interested in social interaction models and income polarization problem. Yoonseok received his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 2006. 

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"Adaptive Elastic Net GMM Estimation with Many Invalid Moment Conditions: Simultaneous Model and Moment Selection." Yoonseok Lee, M. Caner and X. Han, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, Vol. 36, No. 1 (2018), pp. 24-46.

"Measuring Social Tension from Income Class Segregation." Yoonseok Lee and D. Shin, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, Vol. 34, No. 3 (2016), pp. 457-471.

"Treatment Effects with Unobserved Heterogeneity: A Set Identification Approach." Yoonseok Lee, S.J. Jun and Y. Shin, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, Vol. 34, No. 2 (2016), pp. 302-311.

"Model Selection in the Presence of Incidental Parameters." Yoonseok Lee and P.C.B. Phillis, Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 188, No. 2 (2015), pp. 474-489.

"On a Preference-Based Instrumental Variable Approach in Reducing Unmeasured Confounding-by-Indication." Yoonseok Lee, Y.Li, R. Wolf, H. Morgenstern, F. Port, and B. Robinson, Statistics in Medicine, Vol. 34, No 7 (2015), pp. 1150-1168. 

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