Awards

  • Seoul Institute-Gachon University Collaborative Research on Income Inequality in Seoul, Using the NHIS Big Data (KRW 90,000,000 in 2020, KRW 85,000,000 in 2021)
  • Korean Studies Promotion Service, Academy of Korean Studies, Grant for Korean Studies Research Lab (KRW 1,500,000,000; equivalent to about USD 1,300,000) in The Political Economy of Inequality in Korea in Comparative Perspective (December 2018 – December 2023).
  • Academy of Korean Studies, Grant for Research (USD 30,000) in Election Campaign Regulations in Korea and Japan (2014-16)
  • Korea Foundation Fellowships for Field Research in Korea (USD 25,000; 2010 and 2014)
  • Consultant for German Institute of Global and Area Studies (EUR 8,000; April 2014-July 2015)
  • Hellman Fellowship (USD 10,000; 2011-12)
  • Consultant for World Bank (September 2009-June 2010; May-June 2011)
  • UCSD Faculty Career Development Program grant (USD 13,500; 2009-10)
  • Research grant from Korea Research Foundation (USD 20,000) on the development of Korea’s automobile industry: with Hyung Je Jo (2009-2010)
  • Academy of Korean Studies, Grant for Research (USD 525,000) in the Political Economy of Korea: with Stephan Haggard (2008-2011)
  • East Asia Institute Fellowship on Peace, Governance, and Development in East Asia (USD 8,000; 2008)
  • Consultant for UNDP-Asia (September 2007 – June 2008)
  • Research Grant from the Academic Senate, UC San Diego (USD 10,000; 2007)
  • Overseas Korean Studies Journal Grant from the Korea Research Foundation (2005)
  • Bradley Award (USD 10,000; 2005)
  • Certificate for a 5.18 Distinguished Democratic Honoree from Roh Moo-Hyun, President of Republic of Korea (2004)
  • Doctoral Fellowship in Inequality and Social Policy Program, Harvard University (2003- 2005)
  • Recognition as a Distinguished Democratic Honoree from the Commission for Restoration of Honor and Compensation for Democratization Movement Participants, Republic of Korea (2001)
  • Lucius N. Littauer Fellow, Harvard University (2001)