The National Bureau of Asian Research
Jeonghee Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Seoul and a Visiting Fellow in the National Bureau of Asian Research’s Washington, D.C., office. His current research interests include the reform of the budget and legislative process in South Korea and the application of public policy theories to major policies, particularly regarding industries and business-government relations. Before joining the University of Seoul in 2012, Dr. Lee worked as a research fellow at the Korea Association of Public Administration, a research institute that is affiliated with the Prime Minister’s Office. He also has held positions at the Korea Association of Governmental Accounting and the Korea Association of Local Governmental Contracting and was a member of the Governmental Performance Overseeing Committee, the National Fishery Research and Development’s Performance Evaluation Committee, and the Department of Planning and Finance’s Debt Collection and Management Performance Evaluation Committee.
Dr. Lee received a BA in Economics and a master’s in Public Health from Seoul National University and a PhD in Public Administration from American University. Select publications include “Restructuring the Legislative Process for the PAYGO rule and Alternative Institutions in Korea” and “Analysis of the Scope and Structure of Public Debt and Liability: Focusing on Developing a Conceptual Framework.”