UCL Anthropocene


Dr Hyejin Ku

Academic position: Lecturer 

Department: Economics 

Telephone number: 02035495344 

Email: h.ku@ucl.ac.uk 

Website: Dr Hyejin Ku 


Dr. Hyejin Ku is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Economics at University College London. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics at Cornell University, USA. Her research interests lie in the fields of labour economics and economic growth and development. Her research has contributed to understanding how the rapid economic growth in China in the recent decades impacted on the health outcomes of vulnerable populations in neighbouring countries through an econometric analysis of cross-border air pollution externalities.

Research Projects:

Ruixue Jia and Hyejin Ku (2019). Is China’s Pollution the Culprit for the Choking of South Korea? Evidence from the Asian Dust, The Economic Journal, Vol. 129 (624), pp. 3154-3188, November 2019. 


ECON0028 The Economics of Growth (offered in 2019-2020 and will be offered in 2020-2021)