Department of Economics

University College London


Curriculum Vitae

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·    Ph.D., Economics, New York University, 2006.

·    M.A., Economics, Seoul National University, 2000.

·    B.A., Economics, Seoul National University, 1998.

Current positions

·    Associate Professor (Reader), Department of Economics, University College London, October 2013 - present.

Past position

·    Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Department of Economics, University College London, July 2006 - September 2013.

Professional activities

·    Editorial Board Member, Review of Economic Studies, January 2014 - present.

·    Research Fellow, Institute for Fiscal Studies, October 2012 - present.

·    International Fellow, Sogang Experimental Economics Laboratory, Sogang University.

·    Research Fellow, ESRC Center for Economic Learning and Social Evolution, University College London, July 2006 - September 2011.

Fields of Interest


·    Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics, Economic Theory.


Published and Forthcoming Papers

·    Networks in the laboratory (with Edoardo Gallo and Shachar Kariv). Forthcoming, Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Networks, edited by Yann Bramoullé, Andrea Galeotti, and Brian Rogers, Oxford University Press.

·    Reserve Price Effects in Auctions: Estimates from Multiple RD Designs (with Lars Nesheim and Imran Rasul). Forthcoming, Economic Inquiry.

·    Estimating Ambiguity Aversion in a Portfolio Choice Experiment (with David Ahn, Douglas Gale and Shachar Kariv), Quantitative Economics, July 2014, 5(2), 195-223.

·    Who Is (More) Rational? (with Shachar Kariv, Wieland Müller and Dan Silverman), American Economic Review, June 2014, 104(6), 1518-1550.

·    Communication, Coordination and Networks (with Jihong Lee), Journal of the European Economic Association, 2014, 12(1), 223-247.

·    A Cognitive Hierarchy Model of Learning in Networks, Review of Economic Design, 2012, 16(2), 215-250.

·    Social Learning in Networks: A Quantal Response Equilibrium Analysis of Experimental Data, February 2012 (with Douglas Gale and Shachar Kariv), Review of Economic Design, 2012, 16(2), 135-157.

·    Network Architecture, Salience and Coordination, (with Douglas Gale, Shachar Kariv and Thomas Palfrey), Games and Economic Behavior, September 2011, 73(1), 76-90.

·    Sequential Equilibrium in Monotone Games: A Theory-Based Analysis of Experimental Data, (with Douglas Gale and Shachar Kariv), Journal of Economic Theory, December 2008, 143(1), 302-330. 

·    Consistency and Heterogeneity of Individual Behavior under Uncertainty, (with Raymond Fisman, Douglas Gale and Shachar Kariv), American Economic Review, 2007, 97(5), 1921-1938.   

·    Revealing Preferences Graphically: An Old Method Gets a New Tool Kit, (with Raymond Fisman, Douglas Gale and Shachar Kariv), American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, May 2007, 97(2), 153-58. 

·    Behavioral Aspects of Learning in Social Networks: An Experimental Study, 2005 (with Douglas Gale and Shachar Kariv). Advances in Applied Microeconomics (Vol. 13), Behavioral and Experimental Economics, edited by John Morgan, JAI Press.

Working Papers

·    The Development of Preferences for Institutions: Evidence from North Korean Refugees, August 2015 (with Byung-Yeon Kim, Seo-young Silvia Kim, Jungmin Lee, and Sokbae Lee).

·    Interdependent Value Auctions with Insider Information: Theory and Experiment, January 2015 (with José-Alberto Guerra and Jinwoo Kim).

·    Do Institutions Affect Social Preferences? Evidence from Divided Korea, October 2015 (with Byung-Yeon Kim, Jungmin Lee, Sokbae Lee, and Kyunghui Choi).

·    Trading in Networks: Theory and Experiment, March 2015 (with Andrea Galeotti and Sanjeev Goyal).

·    An Experimental Study of Sponsored-Search Auctions, September 2015 (with Yeon-Koo Che and Jinwoo Kim).

Awards, Fellowships and Grants

·    Cho Rak kyo Junior Award, Yonsei University, May 2013.

·    Young Scholars Award, the Korea-America Economic Association, January 2011.

·    ESRC RES-061-25-0348: Measuring Risk and Time Preferences: Large-Scale Field Experiments, 2008-2011.

·    Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Science, 2005 - 2006.

·    C.V. Starr Center Fellowship, New York University, 2002.

·    MacCracken Fellowship, New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Science, 2000 - 2004.

Teaching Experience

·    Behavioural Economics (graduate), spring 2012 ~ 2014 , University College London.

·    Behavioural Economics (undergraduate), spring 2014 , University College London.

·    Intermediate Microeconomics, spring 2010 , University College London.

·    Experimental Economics (undergraduate), springs 2007 ~ 2012 , University College London.

·    Experimental Economics (graduate), spring 2011 , University College London.

·    Environmental Econometrics (graduate), falls 2006 ~ 2008, University College London.

·    Intermediate Microeconomics, summers 2002, 2004, 2005, New York University.

Academic Experience


·    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics; American Economic Review; Econometrica; Fiscal Studies; Games and Economic Behavior; Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization; Journal of Economic Theory; Journal of European Economic Association; Journal of Public Economics; Management Science; National Science Foundation; Review of Economic Design; Review of Economic Studies; Theory and Decision.