Huh, Yunsun

At UW-Whitewater

University - Faculty/Staff
Asst. Professor in Economics
Office Phone
(262) 472-6941
Office Location
HH 4400


Ph.D., Economics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, U.S. 2011
M.A. Economics, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, 1998
B.A., Economics, Kangnung National University, Kangnung, South Korea, 1996

Yunsun Huh, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Before coming to UWW, Dr. Huh held an Associate Professor position at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, working in the Department of Economics and Department for Democracy and Justice Studies, since 2011.

Dr. Huh has taught Principles of Microeconomics (Econ 201), Economics of Discrimination (Econ 352), and Managerial Economics (Econ 737) at UWW.  Dr. Huh has taught a broad array of courses in previous institutions, including Intermediate Microeconomics, Labor Economics, Gender and Economic Justice, Gender Empowerment, Labor and Migration, and History of Economic Thought.

Dr. Huh’s academic interests are broadly in the area of Applied Microeconomics and her research focuses on the intersection of the Economics of Gender and Discrimination, Labor Economics, and Immigration; this is reflected in her recent publications, conference presentations, and
 dissertation. In addition, Dr. Huh conducts research related to Economic History, Demography and Health Economics utilizing large data sets, specifically the Utah Population Database and National Survey Data of Korea.

Recent Publications:
“Family Typology and Gender Empowerment: The Labor Market Performance of Married Immigrants.” Journal of Population Research, Volume 35, Issue 3, September 2018.
“Gender Empowerment and Educational Attainment of US Immigrants and their Home-Country Counterparts.” Feminist Economics, Volume 23, Issue 2, April 2017.
“Motherhood versus Fatherhood: The Effect of Parent Death on Post-Neonatal and Child Mortality from 1850 – 1920.” International Journal of Gender and Women’s Studies, Volume 3, Issue 2, December 2015.
“Gender Equality, Economic Development, and Labor Market Success of East Asian Migrants.” The Journal of Women and Economics, Volume 10, Issue 2, December 2013.
“The Effect of Home-Country Gender Status on the Labor Market Success of Immigrants.” The Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Volume 12, Issue 3, August 2011.

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