Faculty and Staff Profiles

Joonhyung Lee
Asst Professor, Economics
Email: jlee17@memphis.edu
Office Location:
Office Hours: MW 4:00-5:20

Research Area: International Trade, Multinational Corporations, Trade Policy 

Working Papers

  • An empirical investigation on the transfer of expatriates within MNCs from a knowledge perspective (with Carmen Astorne-Figari) 


  • Did China Tire Safeguard Save U.S. Workers? (with Sunghun Chung and Thomas Osang), accepted, European Economic Review
  • The Impacts of Offshoring on Temporary Workers: Evidence on Wages from South Korea, (with Hongshik Lee), Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv) 151(2015), p.555-587
  • Technology diffusion and host-country productivity in South-South FDI flows, (with Hyukwhang Kim and Hongshik Lee), Japan and the World Economy 33(2015), p.1-10 (ADB working paper version: Foreign Direct Investment, Technology Diffusion, and Host Country Productivity Growth)
  • The Transfer of Workers within Multinationals and Ownership of Foreign Affiliates, Economics Letters 125 (2014), p.149-152
  • How and Where to Offshore: A Productivity Comparison at the Firm Level, (with Jae-Jun Han and Hongshik Lee), Applied Economics 46 (2014), p. 1704-1715
  • Language, Ethnicity, and Intra Firm Trade, (with Peter Debaere and Hongshik Lee), Journal of Development Economics 103 (2013), p. 244-253
  • FDI Externalities and the Response of the Korean Stock Market, (with Sungjin Kang and Hongshik Lee), Korean Economic Review, Summer (2013)
  • Agglomeration, Backward and Forward : Evidence from South Korean Investment in China, (with Peter Debaere and Myungho Paik), Canadian Journal of Economics 43 (2010), p. 520-546
  • It Matters Where You Go: Outward Foreign Direct Investment and Multinational Employment Growth at Home, (with Peter Debaere and Hongshik Lee), Journal of Development Economics 91 (2010), p. 301-309
  • Regional Production Network, Service Offshoring, and Productivity in East Asia, (with Moonsung Kang, Hyukwhang Kim, and Hongshik Lee), Japan and the World Economy 22 (2010), p. 206-216

Other Publications

  • Offshoring and wage inequality, voxeu.org, 20 December 2015
  • Clustering together abroad: South Korean multinationals in China, voxeu.org, 3 June 2009
  • Venturing abroad at the cost of doemstic employment?, voxeu.org, 24 December 2008

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