Yoo-Mi Chin

Associate Professor - Economics

Contact Information

Fax:  (254) 710-6142
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98003
Waco, TX  76706
Office Location:  Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation¬†320.07

Office Hours

FALL 2023
TR 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Educational Background

  • PHD - Economics, Brown University
  • MA - Economics, Brown University
  • BA - German, Seoul National University

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor of Economics, Baylor University (2020 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Baylor University (2014 - 2020)
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Missouri University of Science & Technology (2008 - 2014)

Awards and Honors

  • Certificate for Exceptional Research, Hankamer School of Business (March 2019)
  • Kuznets Prize 2019 (The best paper award), Journal of Population Economics (January 2019)
  • Certificate for Exceptional Research, Hankamer School of Business (March 2017)

Professional Memberships

  • Population Association of America (January 2019 - December 2019)
  • Fellow, Global Labor Organization (March 2017 - Present)
  • The Southern Economic Association (January 2017 - December 2017)
  • The Korea-America Economic Association (2014 - Present)


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"The Long-Term Effects of the Rwandan Genocide on Child Work," Economic Development and Cultural Change, (October 2023) (coauthors: Scott Cunningham, Van Pham).

"Revisiting the effect of warrantless domestic violence arrest laws on intimate partner homicides," Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 179, (August 2019), pp. 104072 (coauthors: Scott Cunningham).

"Disease Risk and Fertility: Evidence from the HIV/AIDS Pandemic," Journal of Population Economics, Vol. 31, (April 2018), pp. 429-451 (coauthors: Nicholas Wilson).

"Bayesian misclassification and propensity score methods for clustered observational studies," Journal of Applied Statistics, Vol. 45, No. 9, (2018), pp. 1547-1560 (coauthors: Qi Zhou, Joon Jin Song, James D. Stamey).

"A Bayesian approach to misclassified binary response: female employment and intimate partner violence in urban India," Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 24, No. 20, (2017), pp. 1439-1442 (coauthors: Joon Jin Song, James D. Stamey).

"Employment, Empowerment, and Spousal Violence on Women in Developing Countries." Handbook on Well-Being of Working Women. Springer Netherlands, 2016. 769-780.

"Does HIV Increase the Risk of Spousal Violence in sub-Saharan Africa?," Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 32, No. 5, (September 2013), pp. 997-1006.

"Credit Program Participation and Decline in Violence: Does Self-Selection Matter?," World Development, Vol. 40, No. 8, (August 2012), pp. 1690-1699.

"Male Backlash, Bargaining, or Exposure Reduction? : Women's Working Status and Physical Spousal Violence in India," Journal of Population Economics, Vol. 25, No. 1, (January 2012), pp. 175-200.

"Household Production Model of Demand for Childcare and Meals: Theory and Evidence from the Philippines," Review of Economics of the Household, Vol. 6, No. 1, (January 2008), pp. 47-64.

Presentations and Proceedings

"The long-term effects of the Rwandan genocide on child work," presented at the University of Florida Economics Department Seminar, Gainesville, FL, April 2019 (coauthors: A. Scott Cunningham, Van Pham).
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