Guest Lectures by Young Hoon Lee


A professor specializing in sports economics at Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea, Young Hoon Lee will present at a series of events October 17 and 18.

Dr. Lee is professor of economics at Sogang University in Seoul Korea. He received his Ph.D in economics from Michigan State University in 1991. He is an expert in econometrics and sports economics and has published various papers in specialized journals such as Journal of EconometricsEconomic InquiryJournal of Productivity Analysis and Journal of Sports Economics.

In the field of sports economics, he has studied team efficiency measurement, temporal variations in competitive balance and the uncertainty outcome hypothesis. In particular, his study on habitual attendance of sporting events is one of his pioneering works in the field. He was also a member of the editorial board of Journal of Sports Economics and the International Journal of Sport Finance.

In these events, Dr. Lee addresses the business in Korean professional sports leagues in comparison to the North American professional sports. In particular, baseball will be discussed in detail since the baseball league (Korean Baseball Organization, KBO) is the most developed among various sports leagues in Korea. The lecture will map out the state of KBO revenues, costs, profits, team values, and regulations in the player market, and the state of competitive balance compared to MLB.

Sponsored by the Nam Center for Korean Studies

Dr. Lee's Itinerary for October 17 and 18:

Wednesday, October 17

4:00pm, SSW 1636

Young Hoon Lee flyer for the 10/17 lecture.

Thursday, October 18

Student Round Table Discussion
10:00am, CCRB 3733 NEW TIME AND LOCATION-- see below

3:00pm, SPH I, Room 3755

Student Round Table Discussion
Immediately following lecture (4:15-4:30pm), SPH I, Room 3755