The University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleThe Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy

Sangsoo Park

Sangsoo Park, ME


Industrial Organization, Environmental Economics


Master of Economics, North Carolina State University, 2008

Master of Applied Economics, Inha University, 2003

Bachelor of Economics, Inha University, 2001

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Sangsoo Park is a fourth year doctoral student in the Department of Economics. He joined Ph.D. program in Economics at the University of Tennessee in 2008.  Before he came to U.S., he worked at the Korea Labor Institute (KLI) with a focus on youth employment and IT workforce.  His research interests continue to include demand estimation in differentiated markets and welfare effects of a new product – hybrid electric vehicle case -, as well as broader topics of industrial organization and environmental economics.  Currently he is also working on the research project of costs and benefits of motor vehicle electrification with Dr. David Greene at the Howard H. Baker Center.


Selected Publications:

Kim, Sung-Teak and Sangsoo Park, “A Survey for Practical Usage of IT Workforce”,Ministry of Information and Communication of Korea . 2005

Jeong, Insoo and Sangsoo Park, “A comprehensive Study on the Unemployment Measures for the Youths in the Busan Area”, Korea Labor Institute. 2004

Park, Sangsoo, “An Empirical Study of Corporate Ownership Structure relative to Corporate Performance in the Largest Korean Chaebol Companies”, M.A. thesis., Department of Economics, Inha University. 2003

Chang, Seh-Jin and Sangsoo Park, “Inefficient Budget Spending: Causes and Remedies”, National Assembly of Korea. 2003

Kim, Jinbang and Sangsoo Park, “The Chaebol of Korea: DB construction Analysis and evaluation”, Institute of Business and Economic Research, Inha University. 2003

Park, Sangsoo and Jinbang Kim, “The ownership structure and performance of Korean business groups” 2005