Munseob Lee

University of California San Diego

Munseob Lee is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the UC Sand Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy. His research focuses on macroeconomics, growth and development, firm dynamics, and Korea.

Lee has researched what determines growth of firms, and especially how one-time purchase by government can spur long-term growth of small businesses in Korea.

Additionally, Lee has investigated how to measure real income inequality that accounts for differences in the cost of living. He found that high-income households experienced a lower cost of living inflation than low-income households during the Great Recession in the U.S.

Prior to joining UC San Diego, Lee was a short-term visitor at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, a research intern at the International Monetary Fund, and a sergeant in the Republic of Korea Army.

Researcher's Grant Projects

This project aims to run a pilot study in Bangladesh measuring differences in frictions that firms encounter in hiring and retaining workers of various skills.
Researchers: Loukas Karabarbounis, Munseob Lee, Claudia Macaluso
Grants Round: 5th MRG Round
Country: Bangladesh