Jang C. Jin

Jang C. Jin

Jang C. Jin

Professor

East Asian Economies, Economics of Education

Jang C. Jin (PhD, Louisiana State University, 1991) is a professor of economics. His research fields are Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Economic Development and Economics of Education. He has published numerous articles in international refereed journals on economic openness, tourism, university ranking, and energy economics, with one of his energy papers regarding the causal effect of energy consumption on economic growth being highly cited. More recently, he is working on another challenging issue: the effect of faculty publications on economic growth. Prior to joining GMU Korea in spring 2014, Jin was a tenured professor at Business School, Chinese University of Hong Kong and awarded the Business School’s teaching award several times. At GMU Korea, he has taught several courses including Micro and Macro Principles, and recently teaches Intermediate Macroeconomics, Economic Aspects of Business Environment in East Asia, and Senior Research Classes. Jin's undergraduate education was at Korea University, Seoul, Korea, and PhD at LSU, Baton Rouge, USA.

Current Research

Economics of Education

- University Education and Economic Growth

- Faculty Publications and Economic Growth

- Determinants of Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET)

North Korean Economy

- The Role of Economic Openness in the Growth of the North Korean Economy

- Militarization and the North Korean Economy

Selected Publications

Jin, Jang C. and Dan-A Kim. (forthcoming). “Higher Education in Korea: Recent Changes in School Competitiveness and Research Productivity,” Journal of Asian Public Policy.

Jin, Jang C. and Lawrence Jin. (2013). “Research Publications and Economic Growth: Evidence from Cross-Country Regressions.” Applied Economics 45(8): 983-990.

Jin, Jang C. (2011). “The Effects of Tourism on Economic Growth in Hong Kong.” Cornell Hospitality Quarterly 52(3): 333-340.

Jin, Jang C. and Louis Yau. (1999). "Research Productivity of the Economics Profession in East Asia." Economic Inquiry 37(4): 706-710.

Yu, Eden S. H. and Jang C. Jin. (1992). "Cointegration Tests of Energy Consumption, Income, and Employment." Resources and Energy (new journal name: Resource and Energy Economics) 14(3): 259-266.

Expanded Publication List

Book Publications

Economics for Super Beginners (in Korean).  This story-telling textbook can be used for high school economics and will be useful for university students as well who have never learned economics before. (Forthcoming).

Journal Publications in International Refereed Journals

Jin, Jang C. and Dan-A Kim. (forthcoming). “Higher Education in Korea: Recent Changes in School Competitiveness and Research Productivity,” Journal of Asian Public Policy.

Jin, Jang C. (2019). “Research Productivity in Business and Economics: South Korea, 1990-2016,” East Asian Economic Review 23(1), 89-107.

Jin, Jang C. (2016). “The Imports of Overseas Publications and School Rankings in Higher Education: A Feasibility Study,” International Journal of Higher Education 5(4), 232-236.

Jin, Olivia S. and Jang C. Jin. (2015). “Is the Export-led Growth Hypothesis Valid for an Export-oriented Economy? Korean Experience” Applied Economics and Finance 2(4), 103-114.

Jin, Jang C. (2015). “Internationalization, Deregulation and the Extension of Higher Education in Korea: A Further Note.” International Journal of Higher Education 4(3), 156-160.

Jin, Jang C. and Jeung R. Cho. (2015). “Faculty Salary at Korean Universities: Does Publication Matter?” Asia Pacific Education Review 16(3), 343-351.

Jin, Jang C. and Lawrence Jin. (2014). “On the Relationship between University Education and Economic Growth: The Role of Professors’ Publication.” Education Economics 22(6), 635-51.

Jin, Lawrence and Jang C. Jin. (2014). “Internet Education and Economic Growth: Evidence from Cross-Country Regressions.” Economies 2(1), 78-94.

Jin, Jang C. and E. Kwan Choi. (2014). “Citations of Most Often Cited Economists: Do Scholarly Books Matter More than Quality Journals?” Pacific Economic Review 19(1), 8-24.

Jin, Jang C. and Lawrence Jin. (2013). “Research Publications and Economic Growth: Evidence from Cross-Country Regressions.” Applied Economics 45(8): 983-990.

Jin, Jang C. (2011). “The Effects of Tourism on Economic Growth in Hong Kong.” Cornell Hospitality Quarterly 52(3): 333-340.

Jang C. Jin and Eden S. H. Yu. (2011). “World Ranking of Real Estate Research: Recent Changes in School Competitiveness and Research Institutions.” Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics 42(2): 229-246.

Jin, Jang C. (2010). “Research Publications, Economic Growth and Causality: Japan’s Experience.” Pacific Economic Review 15(5): 666-673.

Jin, Jang C., B. Hazari and T. Lau. (2010). “Corruption and Zipf’s Law.” Open Economics Journal 3(1): 58-63.

Jin, Jang C. (2009). “Publications in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics: Asian University Ranks and an Application of Zipf’s Law.” Asian-Pacific Economic Literature 23(2): 116-122.

Jin, Jang C., Jae-Young Choi and Eden S. H. Yu. (2009). “Energy Prices, Energy Conservation, and Economic Growth: Evidence from the Postwar United States.” International Review of Economics and Finance 18(4): 691-699.

Jin, Jang C. (2009). “Economic Research and Economic Growth: Evidence from East Asian Economies.” Journal of Asian Economics 20(2): 150-155.

Jin, Jang C. (2009). “Asian University Rankings in International and Development Economics: An Application of Zipf’s Law.” Review of International Economics 17(1): 137-143.

Jin, Jang C. and Jin-heon Hong. (2008). “East Asian Rankings of Economics Departments.” Journal of Asian Economics 19(1): 74-82.

Jin, Jang C. (2006). “Openness, Growth and Inflation: Evidence from South Korea before the Economic Crisis.” Journal of Asian Economics 17(4): 738-757.

Jin, Jang C. (2006). “Can Openness Be an Engine of Sustained High Growth Rates and Inflation? Evidence from Japan and Korea.” International Review of Economics and Finance 15(2): 228-240.

Jin, Jang C. (2005). “Economics Departmental Rankings in Korea: A Decade Later.” Journal of Asian Economics 16(2): 223-237.

Jin, Jang C. (2004). “On the Relationship between Openness and Growth in China: Evidence from Provincial Time Series Data.” The World Economy 27(10): 1571-1582.

Jin, Jang C. (2003). “Openness and Growth in North Korea: Evidence from Time Series Data.” Review of International Economics 11(1): 18-27.  Also appears in North Korea and the World Economy, edited by Kwan E. Choi et al., 2003, Ch. 16.

Choi, Jae-Young., Eden S. H. Yu and Jang C. Jin. (2002). “Technical Progress, Urban Unemployment, Outputs, and Welfare under Variable Returns to Scale.” International Review of Economics and Finance 11(4): 411-425.

Jin, Jang C. (2002). “Exports and Growth: Is the Export-led Growth Hypothesis Valid for Provincial Economies?” Applied Economics 34(1): 63-76.

Jin, Jang C. (2000). "Openness and Growth: An Interpretation of Empirical Evidence from East Asian Countries." Journal of International Trade and Economic Development 9(1): 5-17.

Jin, Jang C. and Louis Yau. (1999). "Research Productivity of the Economics Profession in East Asia." Economic Inquiry 37(4): 706-710.

Jin, Jang C. (1998). "Openness and Poverty in the Postwar United States." Review of International Economics 6(4): 580-591.

Jin, Jang C. (1996). "International-Journal-Article Productivity of Economics Departments in Korea: 1970-1994." Korean Economic Review 12(1): 55-64.

Jin, Jang C. and Eden S. H. Yu. (1996). "Export-led Growth and the U.S. Economy: Another Look." Applied Economics Letters 3(5): 341-344.

Jin, Jang C. (1995). "Export-led Growth and the Four Little Dragons." Journal of International Trade and Economic Development 4(2): 203-215.  Also appears in Export-Led versus Balanced Growth in the 1990s, edited by H. Singer, N. Hatti, R. Tandon, 451-466, New World Order Series vol. 13, 1998.

Jin, Jang C. and Eden S. H. Yu. (1995). "The Causal Relationship between Exports and Income." Journal of Economic Development 20(1): 131-140.

Jin, Jang C. and W. Douglas McMillin. (1994). "Foreign Output and Price Shocks and Macroeconomic Activity in Korea." International Review of Economics and Finance 3(4): 443-455.

Jin, Jang C. and W. Douglas McMillin. (1993). "The Macroeconomic Effects of Government Debt in Korea." Applied Economics 25(1): 35-42.

Yu, Eden S. H. and Jang C. Jin. (1992). "Cointegration Tests of Energy Consumption, Income, and Employment." Resources and Energy (new journal name: Resource and Energy Economics) 14(3): 259-266.

Courses Taught

Econ 100 Economics for the Citizen

Econ 103 Contemporary Microeconomic Principles

Econ 104 Contemporary Macroeconomic Principles

Econ 306 Intermediate Microeconomics

Econ 311 Intermediate Macroeconomics

Econ 496 East Asian Economies

Econ 496 Korea and the World Economy

Econ 496 Economic Aspects of Business Environment: East Asian Countries

Education

Ph.D. Economics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A., 1991.

B.A. Statistics, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, 1980.

Recent Presentations

2018:   Southern Economic Association (Washington, DC, USA), Hong Kong Conference (Hong Kong)

2017:   Midwest Economic Association (Cincinnati, USA), Hong Kong Conference (Hong Kong)

2015:   Midwest Economic Association (Minneapolis, USA)

2013:   International Atlantic Economic Society (Vienna, Austria)

2011:   Western Economic Association International (San Diego, USA)

2010:   Western Economic Association International (Portland, USA), Korea-America Economic Association (Seoul, Korea), Chinese Economists Society (Xiamen, China), International Forum on Metropolitan Regions Development (Shanghai, China)