Yoonseok Lee

Associate Professor, Economics

Yoonseok Lee

Contact Information

426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-9529
Office Hours:
Mo 3:45-5:00 (Virtual)

Staff Support
Emily Minnoe
(315) 443-3114

Curriculum Vitae
Yoonseok Lee CV

Melvin A. Eggers Economics Faculty Scholar
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research


Ph.D., Yale University, 2006


Econometric theory, applied econometrics

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Fall 2021

ECN 422.002 Introduction to Statistics and Econometrics, MoWe 12:45-2:05, HL 205
ECN 422.001 Introduction to Statistics and Econometrics, MoWe 2:15-3:35, HL 214


Yoonseok Lee is an Associate Professor of Economics and a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research. His research interests are in econometric theory and applied econometrics. His econometric theory 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. Yoonseok's applied topics use 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. Professor Lee received his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 2006. Full Biography


Selected Papers

Research Interests

Econometric Theory

Semiparametric/Nonlinear (Dynamic) Panel Data Models

Many (Weak) Instrument Problem, High Dimensional Models

Social Interaction and Spatial Dependence

Income Polarization

Research Grants and Awards

Principle Investigator. "Nonparametric Sample Splitting." Funded by Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant Program. 2019-2021.