Researcher's Profile

  • Lecturer
  • Seokbeom KWON
  • Policy Research on Science and Technology

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February 2011 BS, School of Engineering, Seoul National University
September 2013 MS, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo(UTokyo)
December 2019 Ph.D., School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology
January 2020 Lecturer, RCAST, UTokyo

Research Interests

Science and technology are the main drivers of innovation. The technological innovation is the source of economic growth and enhancement of social welfare. Accordingly, for innovation policymakers, how to design proper institutions for promoting science and technology is the primary question. I have been working on exploring answers to this question through empirical and theoretical analysis of various science and technology policy issues. The followings are the research topics that I have focused on thus far.

  • Simulation study on the difference in the national innovation system of Japan and US
  • Empirical and theoretical analysis on non-practicing entities' aggregation of patents (i.e., patent trolls)
  • Effect of patent sales on the innovation of firms
  • Identifying and detecting emerging technology domains by using bibliometric information in patents and journal articles
  • Evaluating how emerging technology affects scientific research and technological innovation
  • Quantifying interdisciplinarity of research and its relation to citation impact

Recently, I am extending my research interest to the economics of science. Especially, I focus on how to incentivize scientists for disclosing their research materials (i.e., research data) and whether the current institutional environment is properly encouraging it.


  • July 2017 Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management
  • July 2018 Young Scholars Award, The International Schumpeter Society


Patent Analysis, Data Economy and Policy, Interdisciplinary Research, Bibliometric analysis

Edudational Systems

  • Department of Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Technology Management for Innovation
  • Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy

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