Woong Ki Lee

PhD in Environmental Economics

Department of Geography and Environment

English, Korean
Key Expertise
Non-market valuation, Stated preferences, Contingent valuation

About me

Woong Ki is a first year MPhil/PhD student in Environmental Economics. His research interests revolve around methodological issues that are still prevalent in the stated preference literature, with a specific focus on determining the value of a statistical life under different settings and for different purposes.

Before joining LSE, Woong Ki worked at the Seoul Institute (a social science research institute affiliated to the Seoul Metropolitan Government) as a researcher, with contributions to the development of various air quality management schemes for the city. He also has internship experiences on climate change adaptation issues from national and international organizations including the Korea Environment Institute and the World Meteorological Organization. He holds a BS in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Korea University, and a MSc in City Planning in Environmental Studies from Seoul National University.

Research interests:

  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Value of a statistical life
  • Climate change and energy transition



  • Hong, J.H., Kim, J., Son, W., Shin, H., Kim, N., Lee, W.K., Kim, J. (2019), Long-term energy strategy scenarios for South Korea: Transition to a sustainable energy system, Energy Policy, v.127, pp.425-437. Read here.


Prof Susana Mourato
Prof Giles Atkinson

Expertise Details

Choice modelling