Sang Hyop Lee

Senior Fellow, Research Program and Professor of Economics, University of Hawaii
leesang [at]
PhD, economics, Michigan State University
Area of Expertise: 

Labor and human resources; Aging and the elderly labor force; Child education and health

Sang-Hyop Lee is a Senior Fellow at the East-West Center and Professor of Economics at the University of Hawai‘i. He chairs the Executive Committee of the National Transfer Accounts project, which includes research teams in more than 70 countries of Asia, North and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Pacific. He is also managing director of the East-West Center and Korea Development Institute's annual collaborative project. His primary research objective is to explore key measures of human resources and their relationship with economic development. His recent studies focus on how population aging affects labor markets, individuals’ decisions to work, and other aspects of the economy. He is co-editor of four recent books on Asia and Korea and has led numerous research projects on aging issues. In August 2019, during the celebration of South Korea's Statistics Day, Lee received a Presidential Commendation Award at the Korean Government Complex in Daejeon. The commissioner of Statistics Korea, Kang Shin-Wook, presented the award on behalf of South Korea President Moon Jae-In in recognition of Lee’s substantial contribution to national industrial development through the production of reliable statistics.

For further information, see Dr. Lee's University of Hawaii web page.