Eunice Sookyung Han, Ph.D. portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Economics Department

Research Summary

Eunice Han is a labor economist, specializing in labor relations and educational policy. Her research focuses on workers’ well-being and inequality. Because the goals of labor unions are aligned with these topics, many of her studies examine the relationship between unions and labor market outcomes in both the private and public sectors. She is also interested in understanding gender differences in labor market conditions, as well as identifying tools to close the gender gap.


  • B.A., Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University


I received B.A. in Economics from UCLA, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University

I am interested in understanding how various institutions, which societies evolve to deal with the problems their populations face, interact with the cultural and legal environments. My recent research focuses on the impact of unionism on the local labor market, especially on income inequality and on economic mobility.

Before I join the University of Utah, I taught econometrics and principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics at Harvard University. I also taught principles of microeconomics, principles of macroeconomics, and Economics of Education at Wellesley College.