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.
"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.