Sang-Hyop LEE, Ph.D.


Department of Economics

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Saunders Room 542
2424 Maile Way
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 U.S.A.
Telephone: (808) 956-
Facsimile: (808) 956-4347


Dr. Sang-Hyop Lee is Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Senior Fellow at the East-West Center. He has also served as Chair of the global National Transfer Accounts network ( which includes research teams in more than 70 countries. His studies have focused on issues related with population changes, labor markets, and social welfare, with emphasis on Asian economies. He has collaborated with a lot of international organizations as well as many governments around the world.


He has published numerous articles including a dozen of edited books focusing issues on these research topics. His books include Aging, Economic Growth, and Old-Age Security in Asia; Inequality, Inclusive Growth, and Fiscal Policy in Asia; Human Capital Policy: Reducing Inequality Boosting Mobility and Productivity; Social Policies in an Age of Austerity, and the Demographic Dividend and Population Aging in Asia and the Pacific.


Dr. Lee received his BA and MA in economics from Seoul National University, and PhD in economics from Michigan State University. Descriptions of his complete cv and current teaching materials are available using the links in the frame on the left side of this page.