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Gowun Park

Assistant Professor of Economics
Dr. Gowun Park brings expertise in Macroeconomics and Finance to help students at Simpson College to achieve their professional goals.

Biography

Dr. Gowun Park is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Business Administration and Economics Department. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the City University of New York and her M.A. in Economics from New York University. Before coming to Simpson, she taught Economics and Finance at New York University and Hunter College. Prior to becoming a part of academia, she worked as a financial analyst in Manhattan. Her current research centers on the study of economic inequality, broadly defined to include forays into applied econometrics with the overarching goal of informing public policy.

 

Expertise

International Macroeconomics and Finance

Monetary Theory and Policy

Economic Inequality

Labor Economics

Economic Development

 

Awards and Grants

Professional Development Exigency Grants, Simpson College, 2018

Provost’s Award, City University of New York, 2017

Sallie Mae Bank Award, 2016

 

Credentials

Ph.D. in Economics, City University of New York, 2017
M.Phil. in Economics, City University of New York, 2015
M.A. in Economics, New York University, 2010

B.S in Mathematics, State University of New York, 2006
B.S. in Economics, State University of New York, 2006
​​​​​​​B.A. in Economics, Yonsei University, 2000

Conference Presentations:

  • The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Economics Association, “On Wage Inequality in the U.S.: its Causes and the Impacts of the Great Recession”
  • The 70th Annual Meeting of the New York State Economics Association, “On Income Inequality in the United States: its Source and the Great Recession”
  • The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Eastern Economics Association, “The Source of Income Inequality in the United States”
  • The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Eastern Economics Association, “Wage Inequality: Impacts of the Great Recession”
  • The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, “Wage Inequality: Impacts of the Great Recession”
  • The 69th Annual Meeting of the New York State Economics Association, “Unpacking Wage Inequality in the United States”
  • The 2016 Annual Coordinated Undergraduate Education (CUE) Conference, “The Equitable Classroom: Using Quantitative Reasoning and Group Work to Promote Student Engagement”