Yeyoung Lee

Yeyoung Lee

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

PhD Student


M.A., Seoul National University
B.A., Handong Global University

Major Professor: Nicole Mason-Wardell

Area of Specialization: International Development

Yeyoung Lee joined the AFRE PhD program in the fall of 2020. Her research interests include food and nutrition security, gender, and impact evaluation of agricultural policies and programs with a geographic focus on Africa. Prior to joining AFRE, she has worked as a research intern at International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, DC. While there, she continued her research on the topic of gender-differential effects of weather variability on labor supply collaborating with a Gender-responsive and Climate-resilient Agriculture for Nutrition (GCAN) team. Yeyoung’s research experience also includes conducting household surveys in Uganda and relevant research in Tanzania. Yeyoung received her M.A in Agricultural Economics from Seoul National University and B.A in Urban and Environment Engineering from Handong Global University. She has a keen interest in both quantitative and qualitative data collection in African countries.