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Sokbae (Simon) Lee

Sokbae (Simon) Lee

Principal Investigator, ROMIA

Education

PhD Economics, University of Iowa, 2002
MA Economics, Seoul National University, 1998
BA Economics, Seoul National University, 1996

Sokbae Lee is the Principal Investigator for the ERC ROMIA grant looking at identification, inference, and applications and based at the IFS. He also works with the the Centre of Microdata Methods and Practice (cemmap) and is a Professor in the department of economics at Columbia University. His research focuses on theoretical and applied econometrics.

Journal articles

Journal article | Economic Inquiry
We investigate state‐dependent effects of fiscal multipliers and allow for endogenous sample splitting to determine whether the U.S. economy is in a slack state.
Journal article | Fiscal Studies
Using the Reinhart–Rogoff dataset, we find a debt threshold not around 90 per cent but around 30 per cent, above which the median real gross domestic product (GDP) growth falls abruptly.

Working papers

Cemmap Working Paper CWP30/20
We consider both l0-penalized and l0-constrained quantile regression estimators.
Cemmap Working Paper CWP29/20
We investigate state-dependent effects of fiscal multipliers and allow for endogenous sample splitting to determine whether the US economy is in a slack state.

Presentations