Focus Areas: macroeconomics, economic growth, human capital, Asia
Jong-Wha Lee is currently a professor of economics at Korea University and teaches Economic Growth in Asia as a visiting professor at SIPA, Columbia University. During 2007-2010, Dr. Lee served as Chief Economist and Director General of Economics and Research Department at the Asian Development Bank. He also served as a senior adviser for international economic affairs to former president of the Republic of Korea during 2011-2013.
He has taught at Australian National University, Harvard University and Peking University and served as a consultant to the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and the World Bank.
Lee has written and published extensively on topics relating to human capital, growth, financial crises, and economic integration in leading academic journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Growth, and Review of Economics and Statistics. He is a regular columnist for Project Syndicate and Korea Joongang Daily.