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Email: sewonhur@gmail.com

Phone: (214) 922-6123

Mailing address:

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Research Department

2200 N. Pearl St.,

Dallas, Texas 75201

What is the optimal policy response to the COVID-19 health and economic crises? In "The Distributional Effects of COVID-19 and Optimal Mitigation Policies," I develop a quantitative heterogeneous-agent, overlapping-generations, economic-epidemiological model to show that stay-at-home subsidies are preferred to stay-at-home orders, that optimal mitigation policies involve longer durations (16–18 months), and that it is possible to improve public health and economic outcomes simultaneously.

I am a Senior Research Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. My research focuses on international trade, sovereign debt crises, pandemics, firm dynamics and growth, and household finance (Research | Google Scholar). I hold a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Yonsei University and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota.