Professor of School of Economics, Yonsei University
Taeyoon Sung is a leading scholar in financial economics, international economics and macroeconomics. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics at Yonsei University and his Ph.D in Economics at Harvard University. He is currently a Professor of Economics at Yonsei University, after working as a Research Fellow in Korea Development Institute and professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).
He has been an active advocate for the importance of financial and fiscal discipline in reducing the risk factors of the global economy. Presently, he is doing his research on optimal policy issues that would effectively facilitate economic activities without discouraging the market operation. His research is focused on the role of financial investment in international financial system, the effect of tax system on the economic growth, the financial policy for systematic stabilization of the economy and the foreign investor behavior.
He has been serving as a director at many prestigious economics associations in Korea, including the Korean Economics Association, Korea International Economic Association, the Korean Association of Public Finance, Korea Money and Finance Association and Korea International Finance Association. He is also serving on the editorial boards of several economics and finance journals, and has published his academic works in numerous internationally renowned journals. He has served as a committee member in Economic and Social Development Commission, the Financial Development Committee, Evaluation Committee of Financial Supervisory Commission, National Pension Fund’s Voting Rights Expert Committee, and the Employment Insurance Fund Investment Policy Committee at the Ministry of Employment and Labor. He was also awarded various prestigious academic prizes including the ChungRam prize of the Korean Economic Association.