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Speaker Details

Speaker: Hyunjoo Yang
Affiliation: Incheon National University
Time: 14:30–15:30


This seminar will feature Dr Hyunjoo Yang of Incheon National University who will discuss the impact of rising immigration in Seoul on the location decisions of natives. Using a novel dataset, he will show that immigration inflows are both a push and pull factor for natives in terms of their choice of neighborhood. He will explain that while neighborhoods in Seoul lost more than five natives for every ten additional immigrants between 2006 and 2015, certain native workers were drawn to areas with immigrant inflows for job-related reasons.

About the Speaker

Dr Hyunjoo Yang is a development economist focusing on the Republic of Korea, where he is an assistant professor at Incheon National University (INU). He was previously an associate fellow at the Korea Development Institute. He received his PhD in economics from Brown University, an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics, and a BA in trade and commerce from INU.

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