Board of Directors
S. Niggol Seo , PhD
Laura Bakkensen, PhD (Yale Univ.)
-School of Public Policy and Government,
University of Arizona, Tuscon, Arizona, US.
Visiting Professors/Research Associates
Thanyaporn Chankrajang, Ph.D. (Univ. Cambridge)
-School of Economics,
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
Muaebak Institute Professors
S. Niggol SEO, PhD (06, Yale Univ)
Professor S. Niggol Seo is a natural resource economist who specializes in the study of global warming. He received a Ph.D. degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from Yale University in May 2006. Since 2003, he has worked on various World Bank projects on climate change in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. He held Professor positions in the UK, Spain, and Australia from 2006 to 2015. Since September 2015, he is Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at the Muaebak Institute of Global Warming Studies in Seoul, Korea. Prof. Seo has published four books and over 50 international journal articles on global warming. He received an Outstanding Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy Article Award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in Pittsburgh in June 2011.
The Muaebak Institute of Global Warming Studies (MIGWS) is an academic institution devoted to addressing unique challenges posed by global warming and climatic changes to humanity through research, education, and extension. The Muaebak Institute aspires to be a global institution that encompasses all fields of global warming studies, including economy, energy, natural resources, technology, oceans, environment, health, food, adaptation, policy-making, global negotiations, ethics, and global public goods.
The Muaebak Institute is named after the muaebak legend of Wonhyo, a Korean Buddhist monk in the 7th century CE, who traveled 'thousand towns and ten thousand villages' with a gourd with ‘mu-ae’ (meaning 'no obstables') inscribed.
About the Muaebak Institute
(1) Research Building
of Global Warming Studies
(2) Classroom Building