Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Kang Min Wook

Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences

Asst Prof Kang Min Wook

Ph.D. in Economics, Cornell University, 2013
Thesis Title: Price Level Volatility and Incomplete Financial Markets

M.A. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Economics, 2006
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, 2005
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University, 2001
Research Interests
Corporate tax policy
Inflation-indexed bonds
Bank runs
Utility recovery theory
Incomplete financial markets
Welfare cost of business cycles
Transfer problem
Industrial subsidy policy
Hyperbolic discounting
Current Projects
  • Studies on the Effect of Precautionary Savings on the Economy with Extrinsic Uncertainty, and Strategic Environmental Regulations in an Open Economy
  • Three ways to overcome present bias under the hyperbolic consumption model
Selected Publications
  • Kang, M. and Ye, S. L. (2020). Can optimism be a remedy for present bias?. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Accepted.
  • Minwook Kang. (2020). Demand Deposit Contracts and Bank Runs with Present Biased Preferences. Journal of Banking and Finance, 119, 105901.
  • Dubey, R. S. and Kang, M. (2020). Industrial Subsidy Policy and the Optimal Level of Specialization. Economic Modelling, 91, 81-88.
  • Minwook Kang. (2020). Inflation-indexed Bonds and Nominal Bonds: Financial Innovation and Precautionary Motives. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 52(4), 721-747.
  • Minwook Kang. (2019). Pareto-Improving Tax Policies under Hyperbolic Discounting. International Tax and Public Finance, 26(3), 618-660.

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