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  • Name Byung-Hee Lee
  • Departments Social Policy Research Division
  • Position
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· 1992-1997 Ph.D., in Economics, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
· 1988-1990 M.A., in Economics, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
· 1984-1988 B.A., in Economics, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea


4.1999 - Present  Senior Research Fellow, Korea Labor Institute
8.2005 - 7.2006   Visiting Scholar, London School of Economics and Political

Major Publications

(in English)

Chen, Byung Yoo et als., 2014, "Korea : The Great U-Turn in Inequality and the
Need for Social Security Provisions", Nolan, Brian et als., Changing
Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries, Oxford: Oxford University

Hwang, Deok Soon and Byung-Hee Lee, 2012, "Low wages and policy options in the
Republic of Korea : Are policies working?", International Labour Review 151(3):

Lee, Byung-Hee, 2012, "Promoting Registration for Social Insurance through
Insurance Premium Subsidies", Chang, Jiyeon ed., Labor Issues in Korea 2011,
Korea Labor Institute.

Yoon, Jin Ho and Byung-Hee Lee, 2010, "The Transformation of the Vocational
Training System in Korea", Bosch, Gerhard and Jean Charest, Vocational
Training: International Perspectives, New York: Routledge.

Lee, Byung-Hee, Hye-won Kim, Jin-Ho Jeong and Song Jae Cho, 2009, Labor in
Korea 1987~2006: Looking through the Statistical Lens, Korea Labor Institute.

Lee, Byung-Hee and Bumsang Yoo, 2008, "The Republic of Korea: from flexibility
to Segmentation", Lee, Sangheon and François Eyraud eds., Globalization,
Flexibilization and Working Conditions in Asia and the Pacific, Geneva,
International Labour Office; Oxford, Chandos Publishing.

Lee, Byung-Hee and Sangheon Lee, 2007, "Minding the gaps: Non-regular
employment and labour market segmentation in the republic of Korea", ILO
Conditions of Work and Employment Research Series No. 19.

Lee, Byung-Hee, 2006, “Job Skill Development Program”, Keum, Jaeho et al.
Employment Insurance in Korea: The First Ten Years, Korea Labor Institute

Lee, Byung-Hee, "Evaluation and Challenge of job Skill Development Program in
Korea", Keum, Jaeho ed., Employment Insurance and Public Employment Services in
Selected Countries, Korea Labor Institute, 2005

Yi, ilcheong and Lee, Byung-Hee, 2005, “Development Strategies and Unemployment
Policies in Korea,” Kwon, Huck-ju ed., Transforming the Developmental Welfare
State in East Asia, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Lee, Byung-Hee, 2004, “Is Levy-Grant Scheme for Employer-Provided Training
Effective? The Experience of Korean Employment Insurance Scheme,” Seoul Journal
of Economics, 2(2): 235-253.

Yoo, Kil-Sang, Jaeho Keum. Jai-Joon Hur, Byung-Hee Lee and Jiyeun Chang, 2002,
“Labor Market Trend and the Employment Insurance system in Korea,” Yoo,
Kil-Sang and Jiyeun Chang, ” Yoo, Kil-Sang, and Jiyeun Chang eds., Active Labor
Market Policies and Unemployment Insurance in Selected Countries, Korea Labor
Institute and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

Kang, Soon-Hie and Byung-Hee Lee, 2001, "Evaluating the training for the
unemployed in Korea," Labor Market Reforms in Korea: Policy Options for the
Future, World Bankand Korea Labor Institute.