2008-2009 Visiting Scholars
Younghwan Song is a labor economist and assistant professor of economics at Union College in Schenectady, NY. He received his B.A. and M.A. in economics at Seoul National University in 1991 and 1993, and his M. Phil. and Ph.D. in economics at Columbia University in 1996 and 2002. In 2002, Younghwan was a research analyst at the National Center for Children in Poverty, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. As a visiting scholar, Younghwan will be working with David Bloom and David Canning and explore the effects of life expectancy on labor supply and savings.
Michael Moore is an economist and professor of finance at Queen’s Universityof Belfast in Ireland. He received his B.A. in Mathematical Economics and Statistics from Trinity College at the University of Dublin in 1975, his M. Sc in Monetary Economics and Econometrics from the University of Southampton in 1976, and his Ph.D. in Macroeconomics from the University College in Dublin. He has written extensively on the Euro, microstructure, purchasing power parity and forward foreign exchange markets. During his time at Queen’s Belfast, he re-launched management at the university and raised significant gifts from corporate donors. He also has career experience in central banking as well as in promoting Ireland as a location for inward investment.