Yujung Hwang is an applied microeconomist with particular interests on culture, family, and immigration. She visited UCL economics department between the years 2016 and 2018 to study how Muslim immigrants in the UK assimilate over time. For research, she used the administrative and survey datasets, which can be accessed only within the UK.
Her job market paper studies how to integrate multicultural society by building an estimable general equilibrium model of immigrants’ neighbourhood sorting and social integration, and by estimating the model using the restricted-use micro data.
Her future projects will investigate the research topics in the intersection of culture and family economics. Her dissertation supervisors are Professor Joseph Altonji (Yale, co-chair), Professor Mark Rosenzweig (Yale, co-chair) and Professor Aureo de Paula (UCL).