Yu Na Lee

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University of Minnesota, Ph.D. 2017
University of California, Los Angeles, M.S. in Management, 2011
Cornell University, M.S. in Agricultural Economics, 2014
Yonsei University, M.A. in International Studies, 2006
Yonsei University, Bachelor in Business Administration, 2004

Assistant Professor, Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (FARE), University of Guelph (June 2017-Current)
Research Assistant, the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) USA Historical Census Team, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota (Summer 2014-June 2017)
Research Associate (Full-Time), Korea Development Institute (KDI), Seoul, Korea (2005-2008)

Professional Service

Editorial Board: Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics (CJAE), July 2017-Current

Journal Referee:  American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE), Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness: An International Journal, Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy (AEPP), Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics (CJAE), European Review of Agricultural Economics (ERAE), Food Policy, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (JARE), South African Journal of Economics,

Reviewer Service: Abstract Reviewer for 2015,  2016,  & 2018 AAEA Annual Meetings, Paper Reviewer for 2018 ICAE Annual Meeting

Awards and Honours

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention, Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA), 2018

Hueg-Harrison Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2016

Master’s Thesis Award of Merit, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA), 2015

Willis L. and Dorothy L. Peterson Graduate Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2015

Outstanding Achievement for Undergraduate Teaching, University of Minnesota, 2014

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Current Research

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Bellemare, Marc F., Yu Na Lee, & David R. Just (2020), “Producer Attitudes to Output Price Risk: Experimental Evidence from the Lab and from the Field" Published at  American Journal of Agricultural Economics.  Available online at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajae.12004

Lee, Yu Na, Nancy Chau, & David R. Just (2019), "Farmer Participation in the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Before and After the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009" Food Policy Vol. 86, 101724.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2019.05.007

Bellemare, Marc F.  & Yu Na Lee (2016). “Attitudes to Price Risk and Uncertainty: The Earnest Search for Identification and Policy Relevance,” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics: 64 (4): 599-612. 

Book Chapter
Lee, Yu Na, Marc F. Bellemare, & David R. Just (2016). ''Experimental Evidence on Attitudes to Price Uncertainty," In Commodity Market Instability and Asymmetries in Developing Countries: Development Impacts and Policies, edited by Alexandros Sarris, pp. 51-54. Paris, France: Ferdi. 


Papers Under Review:

Does Commodity Price Volatility Drive Migration? Evidence from Rural Ethiopia, Job Market Paper. Status: Revise & resubmit (3rd round, American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Contract Farming As a Partial Insurance (with Marc F. Bellemare & Lindsey K. Novak)  Status: Revise & resubmit (World Development)

The Effects of Bundling on Livestock Producers’ Valuation of Traits Available Through Genomic Selection  (with David Worden, Getu Hailu, & Kate Jones). Status: Under Review

Dynamics of Farm Entry and Exit (with Alfons Weersink, Hongyu Chen, & Martin Beaulieu). Status: Under Review


Working Papers:
Experimental Evidence on Producer Behavior in the Face of Price Ambiguity (with Marc F. Bellemare and David R. Just) 

Business Risk Management Program and Risk Balancing in Ontario Hog Sector: An Empirical Analysis (with Rakhal Sarker, Truc Phan, & Alfons Weersink)

(Last updated: Feb. 19, 2020)