Kwak, Do Won 

Kwak, Do Won 

Associate Professor, GSIS
Ph.D., Michigan State University (2011)
Applied Microeconomics and Econometrics
#524, Int’l Studies Hall
dwkwak@korea.ac.kr, (Office): 02-3290-5259

Past Employment

  • Assistant and Associate Professor
    Asiatic Research Institute, Korea University, March 2017- February 2019
  • Assistant Professor
    School of Economics, University of Queensland, July 2011-March 2017


  • Ph. D., Economics, 2011
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA.
  • M.A., Economics, 2002
    Korea University, Seoul, South Korea.
  • B.A., Economics, 2000
    Korea University, Seoul, South Korea.

Research Interests

Social Interactions and Spillover/peer effects; Causal Inference and Field Experiment; Policy Evaluation; Econometric Methods for Unbalanced Data and Dependent Data


  • The Economic Impact of Patients’ Health Information: Korean DUR Case, (With D. Jung, H. Kim, and M. Kim), Applied Economics, forthcoming.
  • Aging Labor, ICT Capital, and Productivity in Japan and Korea, (with J. Lee and E. Song), Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, forthcoming.
  • Participation in the Kaesong Industrial Complex and Its Impact on Productivity: South Korean Textile Firms’ Experience, (with S. Cho and H. Lee), Japan and the World Economy, forthcoming.
  • Class Attendance and Learning Outcome, (with C. Sherwood and K. Tang), Empirical Economics, Vol 57(1), Pages 177–203, 2019.
  • Why Are Single-Sex Schools Successful? (with Christian Dustmann and Hyejin Ku), Labour Economics, Vol. 54, Pages 79-99, 2018.
  • The Trade Effects of Tariffs and Non-Tariff Changes of Preferential Trade Agreements, (With J. Cheong and K. Tang), Economic Modelling, Vol. 70, Pages 370-382, 2018.
  • New insights into an old problem: enhancing student learning outcomes in an introductory statistics course, (With C. Sherwood), Applied Economics, Vol. 49, pages 5698-5708, 2017.
  • Trade to Aid: EU’s Temporary Tariff Waivers for Flood-hit Pakistan, (With J. Cheong and H. Yuan), Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 125, pages 70-88, 2017.
  • The Distance Effects on the Intensive and Extensive Margins of Trade over Time?, (With J. Cheong and K. Tang), Empirical Economics, Vol. 50(2), pages 253-278, 2016.
  • Leading by Example: Do the Biggest and Most Generous Donors Influence Others to Give More Health Aid?, (With A. Beech and K. Tang), International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 42(1) pages 19-32, 2015.
  • It Is Much Bigger Than What We Thought: New Estimate of Trade Diversion”, (With J. Cheong and K. Tang), The World Economy, Vol. 38(11), pages 1795-1808, 2015.
  • Can Trade Agreements Curtail Trade Creation and Prevent Trade Diversion? (With J. Cheong and K. Tang), Review of International Economics, Vol. 23(2), pages 221-238, 2015.
  • Heterogeneous Effects of Preferential Trade Agreements: How Does Partner Similarity Matter?, (With J. Cheong and K. Tang), World Development, Vol. 66, pages 222-236, 2015.
  • Assessing the Impact of Blended Learning on Student Performance, (with F. Menezes and C. Sherwood), Economic Record, Vol. 91(292), pages 91-106, 2015.
  • The WTO puzzle, Multilateral Resistance Terms and Multicollinearity, (With J. Cheong and K. Tang), Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 21(13), pages 928-933, 2014.