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Jung, Tae Yong (정태용)
Professor of Sustainable Development

Ph. D. Economics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1991


Professor Jung is currently the professor of sustainable development at Yonsei GSIS. Prior to his current position at GSIS, he taught at KDI School of Public Policy & Management. Before that he was at the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Asian Development Bank and at the World Bank. He was also formerly the Project Leader in Climate Policy Project at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies of Japan and Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy Modelling Division at Korea Energy Economics Institute.

Educated at Seoul National University (BA) and at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (MA and Ph.D.), he was a Visiting Researcher at the Joint Global Change Research Institute, University of Maryland and a Joint Research Fellow at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), and a Visiting Fellow at Kyoto University Japan
  • Ph. D. Economics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1991
  • MA. Economics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1988
  • BA. Economics, Seoul National University, 1985
Research and Academic Employment
  • 2013. 2 – 2015. 2: Professor, KDI School of Public Policy & Management, Republic of Korea
  • 2007. 6 – 2013. 2: Principal Climate Change Specialist, East Asia Regional Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines
  • 2010. 12 – 2012. 6: Deputy Executive Director, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Republic of Korea
  • 2005. 12 – 2007. 6: Senior Energy Economist, ESMAP, Energy, Transport & Water Department, World Bank, USA
  • 1999. 4 – 2005. 11: Project Leader, Climate Policy Project, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan
  • 1992. 3 – 1998. 11: Senior Fellow & Director, Energy Modeling Division, Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI), Republic of Korea
  • 1990. 8 – 1992. 2: Associate Manager, National Exchange Carrier Association, Whippany, USA
Courses and Current Research Area
  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy
  • Energy, Environment, Climate Change, Sustainable Development
Academic Publications
  • Major Published Reports (29 reports): A Study on Capacity Building Programs in Green Climate Fund, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea, 2014 (in Korean)
  • Research Papers/Workshops/Seminars: (232 cases): The Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Restoration in Suncheon Bay, (with Hwang, M. and Lee, M.), Journal of the Korean Society of Environmental Restoration Technology, Vol. 17. No. 4, pp. 69-79, 2014. 8 (in Korean)
  • Books: (11 cases): ‘Biodiversity and Economics’, (with Dong K. Lee, et al), BoMoonDang, 2014. 9 (in Korean)


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