Jiyoung Park, Ph.D.
Urban and Regional Planning
University of Buffalo, The State University of New York
B.A. in Economics, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
M.A. in Economics, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
Ph.D. in Planning, 2007
About Dr. Park:
Most of Dr. Park’s interests in research, teaching, and national and international service have focused on analyzing economic costs and resilience effects of shocks to the urban and regional system. At the macro-level, he has developed the National Interstate Economic Model (NIEMO), a spatially disaggregated operational MRIO (Multiregional Input-Output) model of the 50 states (and the District of Columbia). Dr. Park has also formulated various spatial and temporal extensions of this approach which treat problems associated with transportation and the environment. These tools have been applied to simulating the multiregional economic system of the U.S. and to analyzing detailed economic impacts stemming from exogenous shocks such as climate change and terrorist attacks and/or localized disasters. Also, the extensions are being prepared to address (1) multi-period problems and (2) international environmental issues to be applied for environmental issues raised by urban growth, global warming and natural disasters.
Dr. Park is currently employed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo (UB), the State University of New York. Before joining the current department in 2008, he was employed as a post-doctoral scholar focusing on economic impact analyses for the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) at the University of Southern California (USC). He earned his Ph.D. in Planning in 2007.