Dong-Jae Eun joined the department as a tenure-track acting assistant professor this autumn after completing the requirements for his Ph.D. in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his fields of specialization were industrial organization and applied econometrics.
Eun's research in progress examines the Korean government's systematic bid screening processes in price auctions [Reining in Ex-post Adjustment: a New Procurement Mechanism from Korea], and consumer behavior at fast-food chains when attempting to determine lowest prices for add-on meal items [Is "Fries with That?" a Good Deal?: Estimating Cognitive Costs].
Eun will teach two sections of Economics 483: Econometric Applications winter quarter. This course provides an opportunity to learn econometric model building for a particular problem while applying the theory learned in various courses to specific economic cases.
At MIT, Eun was a teaching assistant in graduate courses on game theory, econometrics, and topics in industrial organization. His dissertation is “Market Imperfections and Market-based Policy Instruments.” Prior to this, Eun completed his MA in economics (2010) and BS in economics and electrical engineering (2009), summa cum laude, at Seoul National University, where he was both a teaching assistant and a research assistant.
Eun was one of 12 finalists on the Korean team for the International Mathematical Olympiad in 2001. He served at the rank of Sergeant in the Republic of Korea army from November 2004 - October 2006.