PhD, Economics, Stanford University
BA, Economics, Ewha Woman’s University, Korea
At Haas since 2010
2010 – present, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business
2007 – 2010, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Minnesota
June 2008 – May 2010, Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
May 2009, Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
External Service and Assignments
Member, American Economic Association
Member, Econometric Society
Current Research and Interests
Professor Minjung Park is an empirical microeconomist with specialties in industrial organization, marketing and microeconometrics. Her main research interest lies in firm behavior in a competitive marketplace and various strategies used by firms to attain the competitive edge. In her work, she employs structural models to analyze how firms respond to institutional and market incentives and how the strategic interactions influence market structure and consumer welfare.
Selected Papers and Publications
“An Empirical Two-Sided Matching Model of Acquisitions: Understanding Merger Incentives and Outcomes in the Mutual Fund Industry.”
“The Economic Impact of Wireless Number Portability.”
“An Empirical Model of Subprime Mortgage Default from 2000 to 2007,” with Pat Bajari and Sean Chu.
“Advertising and Market Share Dynamics.”
“Regression Discontinuity Designs with an Endogenous Forcing Variable and an Application to Contracting in Health Care,” with Pat Bajari, Han Hong and Robert Town.
“New Evidence on the Relationship between Managed Care and Hospital Consolidation,” with Robert Town.
Honors and Awards
Invited to Young Economists’ Jamboree in Empirical Microeconomics, 2009
Grant-in-Aid, University of Minnesota, 2009 –2011
Koret Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Stanford University, 2006 – 2007