About the KLI

Research Fellows

home About the KLI Organization Research Fellows
Seonho Shin image
  • Name Seonho Shin
  • Departments Employment Policy Research Division
  • Position
  • Tel +82-44-287-6313
  • Email Email



- Concentration: Applied microeconomics, Microeconometrics, Treatment effect
- Empirical topics: Refugees, Migrants, Non-natives, Females, Endogenous
selection into employment
- Econometric topics: Selection-correction estimators, Unbalanced panels and
clusters with binary outcomes, Copula-based methods

- Doctorate, Univ. of Frankfurt (summa cum laude; with the scholarship from the
Federal Government of Germany)
- M. Sc., Univ. of Frankfurt (summa cum laude; with the scholarship from the
Federal Government of Germany)
- B. A., Seoul National University (cum laude; with the social science
scholarship from the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies)
- Seoul Arts High School


- Airbus Operations
- Monitor Group (Monitor-Deloitte Strategy)
- Roland Berger
- Leibniz Institute for Financial Research
- University of Frankfurt, Chair of Econometrics
- University of Frankfurt, Chair of Macroeconomics and Development
- Guest pianist, Korean Symphony Orchestra and KBS Symphony Orchestra

Major Publications

□ Peer-reviewed Publications □
[1] Seonho Shin (2021), “Were they a shock or an opportunity?: The
impacts of the 9/11 attacks on refugees as job seekers—a nonlinear multi-level
approach”, Empirical Economics 61(5), pp. 2827–2864 [Link:
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00181-020-01963-8] (Q1 SSCI-listed, Single-authored)

[2] Seonho Shin (forthcoming), “Evaluating the effect of the Matching Grant
Program for refugees: An observational study using matching, weighting, and the
Mantel-Haenszel test”, Journal of Labor Research (SSCI-listed, Single-authored)

[3] To work or not? Wages or subsidies?: Copula-based evidence of subsidized
refugees’ negative self-selection into employment, Accepted, Empirical
Economics (Q1 SSCI-listed, Single-authored)

□ Papers invited to R&R □
- The impact of COVID-19 on migrants in South Korea - A Diff.-in-Diffs.
approach exploiting local outbreaks (Minor revision at an SSCI
economics journal, Single-authored)

- The unequal impact of COVID-19 on gender employment gaps - Evidence from
South Korea (Invited to R&R at an SSCI
economics journal, Single-authored)

- Does religion really make you less scientifically literate?: A revisit to the
causality between religion and science with semi-parametric
selection-correction methods
(Invited to R&R at an SSCI economics journal, Single-authored)

□ Scheduled presentations/talks □
- The Econometric Society, Annual Asian Meeting, Jun 25-27, 2021 [The
copula-based semi-parametric selection-correction method: Theory and

- Korean Economic Review International Conference, July 27-28, 2021

- Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics, AASLE Annual conference,
December 9-11, 2021, Peking Univ. [Subsized refugees' negative selection into