Jeong, Hyeok

Full-Time Professor

Jeong, Hyeok / 鄭赫

Professor of Economic Growth and Development

Office : Room 309, Bldg. 140-2

Tel. (82-2) 880-2921 Fax. (82-2) 879-1496

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Hyeok Jeong, Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, worked as a professor at the Economics Departments of University of Southern California and Vanderbilt University in the United States, at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Japan, and also at the KDI School of Public Policy and Management in Korea, before he joined the faculty of Graduate School of International Studies at the Seoul National University in 2015, where he works now. Professor Jeong was a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago, at UCLA, and also at the Institute of Empirical Macroeconomics of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He also worked at World Bank as a Consultant Economist and served as the Director of Development Research Division of Center for International Development at KDI. Professor Jeong's main research interests include growth and development, human capital, income distribution dynamics in relation to financial deepening and labor market issues. His recent research agenda include firm dynamics and international trade, higher education reform, Korean development experience, North Korean economy, and development cooperation issues such as knowledge sharing, development finance, and the design of triangular cooperation for international development.

  • In English:

    • Micro Suvey for Growth, Inequality, and Organizational Design, Population Research Ce nter at the University of Chicago, 1995-2000, Questionaaire Design and Data Analysis PI: Professor Robert M. Townsend at the University of Chicago.
    • Survey of Financial Institutions and Household Characteristics in Thai Villages, 1998, PI: Professor Robert M. Townsend at the University of Chicago.
    • Microeconomics of Income Distribution Dynamics in East Asia and Latin America, Joint IDB-World Bank Project, 1998-2000, PI: Francois Bourguignon at the World Bank.
    • Cambodian Knowledge Sharing roram (KSP) in charge of Skill Need Assessment and Forecast of Cambodian Labor Market Project, 2012-2013.
  • In Korean:

    • Exploration on Advancing the Korean Devleopment Cooperation System by Introducing Development Fiannce, Economic Development Cooperation Fund at Korea Exim Bank,2013.
    • Exploration of Current Status of korean ODA and Forecasting of Appropriate Size of Korean ODA for National Budget Plan, 2013-2017 Budget Planning Task Force of Korean Government, Division of Unification and Foreign Affairs, 2013.
    • Studies on Designing Korean Approaches to Official Development Assistance, Economic Development Cooperation Fund at Korea Exim Bank, 2012.
    • A Theory of Firm and Macroeconomic Dynamics of International Trade, Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grantis-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi) Challenging Exploratory Research Category, Grant #23653053, FY 2011-2012.
Faculty Directories


- Economic Growth and International Development - Growth and Inequality - Human Capital - Finance and Growth - Demography and Labor - Firm Dynamics - International Trade


- Economic Growth and International Development - Empirical Methods in International Development - Advanced Topics in International Development: Finance, Growth and Inequality - Studies of International Development Cooperation Policy and system - International Development Classic Readings: Reading "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" - Seminar on Area Studies - East Asia and Globalization


- Commendation from Minister of Strategy and Finance of Government of Korea, 2012. - Joint Center for Poverty Research(Northwestern University and the University of Chicago) Funded Graduate Fellow (1999-2000) and Research Affiliate (since 2001). - Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship, 1998-1999. - William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Fellowship, 1997-1998 - Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies Fellowship 1993-1997. - Alumni President Prize and Summa Cum Laude, Seoul National University, 1991.