Sung Ah Bahk

Sung Ah Bahk

PhD Candidate 2019-2020

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Thesis Title: "Essays on Labor Market Transitions and Welfare"  - Download Abstract (PDF)

Fields: Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Applied Microeconometrics, Numerical Methods

Main Advisor: Robert Moffitt and Yuya Takahashi (co-chair)


"Distributional Effects of Ability Learning and Career Choice" (Job Market Paper)

"Do Greater Unemployment Benefits Lead to Better Matches? Evidence from Emergency Unemployment Compensation Programs"

"Social Welfare and Risk Aversion"

“Employer Learning and Multi-Dimensional Ability” with Kyungmin Kang (in progress)


Carl Christ Dissertation Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, 2019
Joel Dean Undergraduate Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2018


Towson University, 2019
North American Summer Meeting of Econometric Society, 2019
Asian Meeting of Econometric Society, 2019
University of Washington Labor/Development Brownbag Seminar, 2019
George Washington Student Research Conference, 2018


International Monetary Economics Summer 2017 Instructor
Health Economics Fall 2015 and 2019 TA
Game Theory (Graduate) Spring 2019 TA
Game Theory for Social Science Fall 2016, 2017, and 2018 TA
Elements of Microeconomics Spring 2016 and 2018 TA


Professor Robert Moffitt -
Professor Yuya Takahashi -
Professor Yingyao Hu -