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Sang-Seung Yi

Sang-Seung Yi is a Professor at the Department of Economics, Seoul National University. Professor Yi received his Ph. D. from Harvard University in 1992. He taught at Dartmouth College from 1992 to 1998 before returning to Korea.

Professor Yi is the first recipient of the Kim Taesung Memorial Prize in 1998, awarded annually by the Korean Econometric Society to a Korean economist under 40 for academic excellence. Professor Yi’s academic research is in the area of applied microeconomic theory and industrial organization. He has published highly-cited papers in peer-reviewed journals such as Rand Journal of Economics.

Professor Yi’s current research focuses on the economic analysis of competition law. He has authored numerous papers (including a publication in Competition Policy International in its early days) and consulted on key antitrust cases in Korea since early 2000’s when the KFTC began enforcing competition law in earnest, including abuse of dominance (such as tying, refusal to deal and loyalty rebates), mergers, and damages estimation from collusion. In recognition of his contribution to the development of antitrust policy in Korea, the Korean government awarded him the Hongjo Order of Merit in 2017. Professor Yi co-founded and has served as Co-President of the Asia Pacific Competition Community since 2020

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