Hyesong Ha

Hyesong Ha

Position: Assistant Professor
Education Background: Ph.D in Public Affairs, Indiana University, School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Bloomington, IN, USA

Research Areas

Public Management (Organizational Theory & Behavior, Organizational Performance, Human Resource Management, Employee Empowerment & Performance
Management, Corruption & Ethical Behavior), Policy Analysis (Program Evaluation & Policy Analysis, Health Policy, Child Support Enforcement (CSE), Education Policy)

Contact information

Hyesong Ha
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Public Policy

Nazarbayev University
53 Kabanbay batyr Avenue
Astana, Kazakhstan 010000
Telephone: +7 7172 70 62 23
Email: hyesong.ha@nu.edu.kz

Hyesong Ha
Assistant Professor
Ph.D in Public Affairs, Indiana University, School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Bloomington, IN, USA

Hyesong Ha has joined the Graduate School of Public Policy as an Assistant Professor in 2020. Prior to joining GSPP, Dr. Ha held a position of a Research Associate at the Center for Future Government Studies (CFGS) at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.

Published papers/Under review

Published:
Ha, Hyesong, 2019, “The Link between Perceptions of Fairness, Job Training Opportunity and At-will Employees’ Work Attitudes: Lessons from the U.S. Georgia State Government,” European Journal of Training and Development (EJTD), Coauthored with H. Huh, (Coming soon)
 
Ha, Hyesong. 2018, “Municipal Merger and Local Democracy: An Assessment of the Merger of Japanese Municipalities,” Lex Localis-Journal of Local Self-Government, coauthored with Kohei Suzuki.
 
R&R:
Ha, Hyesong. “Seeking a Causal Inference of Employee Empowerment on Organization Outcomes: the US Federal Agency/Sub-agency-level Panel Data Analysis,” Public Administration(PA) (under R&R).
 
Under Review/ Revising to submit:
Ha, Hyesong. “A Causal Inference of Employee Empowerment on Organizational Performance in the US federal agency, using a Propensity Score Matching (PSM) Method,” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (under revising to submit)

Ha, Hyesong. “Loose Cannons and Rule Breakers? Some Evidences from the U.S. Federal Agencies,” Public Management Review (PMR) (under revising to submit)

Ha, Hyesong, “Government Trust & E-government Performance-Focusing on Government Website Quality and Usage in Korea,” Australian Journal of Public Administration(ARPA), coauthored with J. Moon.

Working papers

Ha, Hyesong, “Information and Telecommunication Technologies and Quality of Government: A Comparative Analysis of Multi-Countries Panel Data” coauthored with J. Moon

Ha, Hyesong, “How is Employee Empowerment affected by Civil Service Reform? An Evidence from the Department of Defense’s National Security Personnel System (NSPS) reform, using a Panel Data Analysis with a Propensity Score Matching (PSM) Method,” coauthored with Hyunkang Hur

Ha, Hyesong. “Does New Public Management (NPM) reform enhance the empowerment of public sector employee? Findings from a Panel Study,” coauthored with Hyunkang Hur & Kohei Suzuki

Ha, Hyesong. “Sector Difference in Employee Empowerment and Organizational Performance: A Case of Korea, using DID-Matching Method”

Ha, Hyesong, “Public Service Motivation (PSM) matters in Job Satisfaction between Public and Private Sectors in Korea? Using Propensity Score Matching (PSM) Method,” coauthored with Geun Lee

Ha, Hyesong. “NPM-typed Reforms and Local Democracy in Japanese Municipalities: A Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) Approach,” coauthored with Kohei Suzuki
 
Ha, Hyesong. “Empirical Evidence on Effects of the Health and Wellness Program on Job Performance in Public Sector: PSM approach”

Ha, Hyesong. “Does State Financial Aid improve Students’ Access to and Success in Colleges? A Panel Study Evidence from Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars Program,” coauthored with YoungSik Hwang

Ha, Hyesong, “The Effects of Medical Marijuana Laws on Older Adults,” with Eun-Hye Yi & Paul Carlin

Ha, Hyesong. “Study on the Impact of Change in Federal Child Support Enforcement (CSE) Program Management on CSE Performance”
Ha, Hyesong. “Teasing out a Causality between Job Satisfaction and Job Performance in Public Sector: An Organizational Level Analysis using SEM”

Ha, Hyesong. “A Dynamic Impact of Diversities (Gender, Race, Age) on Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention in the Recent Recession Period, controlling Wage Level: 3 level HLM & HMLM Approach”

Conference Presentation Papers
Ha, Hyesong, “Information and Telecommunication Technologies and Quality of Government: A Comparative Analysis of Multi-Countries Panel Data” coauthored with J. Moon, will be presented in the Fred Riggs Symposium of ASPA’s Section on International and Comparative Administration (SICA) at the 2019 American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), March, 8~12 in Washington, DC.

Ha, Hyesong, “Government Trust & E-government Performance-Focusing on Government Website Quality and Usage in Korea,” coauthored with J. Moon, Presented the Workshop on Public Sector Innovation in the Asia Pacific on Feb. 15~16, 2019 at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.

Ha, Hyesong, “How is Employee Empowerment affected by Civil Service Reform? An Evidence from the Department of Defense’s National Security Personnel System (NSPS) reform, using a Panel Data Analysis with a Propensity Score Matching (PSM) Method,” coauthored with Hyunkang Hur, accepted at the 2018 Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), April 5~8, Chicago, IL.

Ha, Hyesong, “Public Service Motivation (PSM) matters in Job Satisfaction between Public and Private Sectors in Korea? Using Propensity Score Matching (PSM) Method,” coauthored with Geun Lee, presented at the 2018 American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), March, 9~13 in Denver, Colorado

Ha, Hyesong. “Sector Difference in Employee Empowerment and Organizational Performance: Korean Case, using Propensity Score Matching (PSM) Method”, accepted at the 2018 American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), March, 9~13 in Denver, Colorado
Ha, Hyesong. (2017) “Does State Financial Aid improve Students’ Access to and Success in Colleges? A Panel Study Evidence from Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars Program,” will be posted at the 2017 Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM), Nov. 2~4, Chicago, IL.

Ha, Hyesong. (2017) “Does Municipal Consolidation Improve Legislative Performance? In case of Japan”, coauthored with Kohei Suzuki, presented in the session of “Consolidation Dynamics,” at the 2017 Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), April 6~9, Chicago, IL.

Ha, Hyesong. (2017) “Seeking a Causal Inference of Employee Empowerment on Organization Outcomes: the US Federal Agency/Subagency-level Panel Data Analysis,” presented in the session of
“Motivations, Goal Setting, and Empowerment: Their Impact on Bureaucracies,” at the 2017 Southern Political Science Association (SPSA), January 12~14, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ha, Hyesong. (2017) “Does Municipal Consolidation Improve Legislative Performance? In case of Japan”, coauthored with Kohei Suzuki, presented in the session of “Explaining Municipal Performance: Analyzing Data from Asian and Latin American Contexts,” at the 2017 Southern Political Science Association (SPSA), January 12~14, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ha, Hyesong. (2016) “A Causal Inference of Employee Empowerment on Organizational Performance in the US federal agency, using a Propensity Score Matching (PSM) Method,” presented at the 2016 Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM), Nov. 3~5, Washington, DC.

Ha, Hyesong. (2016) “Seeking a Causal Inference of Employee Empowerment on Organization Outcomes: the US Federal Agency/Subagency-level Panel Data Analysis,” posted at the 2016
Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM), Nov. 3~5, Washington, DC.

Ha, Hyesong. (2016) “Seeking a Causal Inference of Employee Empowerment on Organization Outcomes: the US Federal Agency/Subagency-level Panel Data Analysis,” accepted at the 2016 Public Management Research Conference (PMRC), June 22~24, at Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark.

Ha, Hyesong. (2016) “A Causal Inference of Employee Empowerment on Organizational Performance in the US federal agency, using a Propensity Score Matching (PSM) Method” presented at the 2016 American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), March 17~20, Seattle, WA.

Ha, Hyesong. (2016) “A Causal Inference of Employee Empowerment on Organizational Performance in the US federal agency, using a Propensity Score Matching (PSM) Method” presented at the 2016 Southern Political Science Association (SPSA), January 7~10, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Ha, Hyesong. (2015) “Loose Cannons and Rule Breakers: Some Evidence from the U.S. Federal Agency,” presented at the 2015 Public Management Research Conference (PMRC), June 10~13,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ha, Hyesong. (2014). “Teasing out a Causality between Job Satisfaction and Job Performance in Public Sector: An Organizational Level Analysis using SEM,” Presented at the Poster Session, the 2014 Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) Fall Conference, November 6~8,
Albuquerque, NM

Ha, Hyesong. (2014) “Teasing out a Causality between Job Satisfaction and Job Performance in Public Sector: An Organizational Level Analysis using SEM,” Presented at the 17th American
Association of Behavioral and Social Science (AABSS) 2014 Conference, February 9~11, Las Vegas, NV

Ha, Hyesong. (2013) “A Dynamic Impact of Diversities (Gender, Race, Age) on Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention in the Recent Recession Period, controlling Wage Level: 3 level HLM & HMLM Approach,” Presented at the 2013 South-eastern Conference for Public Administration (2), September 25~27, Charlotte, NC.

Ha, Hyesong. (2011) “Test on Implicit Collusion in the Korean Gasoline Market: GMM Approach,” Presented at the 2011 Association of SPEA Ph.D. Students (ASPS) Conference, April 22, 2011,
Bloomington, IN.

Reserach papers
Ha, Hyesong. “RNVR Option Price Formula from Su-normal Distribution,” Spring 2009
Ha, Hyesong. “Does M&A have a Bonding Mechanism like a Debt?: 2SLS Approach,” Fall 2008
Ha, Hyesong. “Analytical Solutions for the Pollution-augmented Endogenous Growth Model with
Distortionary Tax,” Spring 2007
Ha, Hyesong. “Correlation between Output and Inflation in Korean Economy: FAVAR Approach,” Fall
2006
Ha, Hyesong. “A Factor Analysis and Meaning for High Unemployment Rate according to GDP
Decrease during Currency Crisis, using Okun’s Law,” ME Thesis, Korea University, July 2000
Ha, Hyesong. “Analysis on the relations between exchange rate, interest rate, and KOSPI200, and
between KOSPI200 and KOSPI200 Futures, using VAR and VECM,” December 1999

Professional Skills
Quantitative Methods:
Multi-variate Analysis, Limited Dependent Variable Analysis, Panel/Longitudinal Data Analysis, Propensity Score Matching (PSM) Methods, Regression Discontinuity Design (RDD) Analysis,
Interrupted Time-series Analysis, Time Series Model Analysis, Hierarchical Linear/Nonlinear Model (HLM/HNLM) Analysis, Structural Equations Model (SEM) Analysis, Growth Curve
Model Analysis, Exploratory Data Analysis, Item Response Theory (IRT) model analysis, Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA)/Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA)
 
Qualitative Methods: (Basic Understanding), Content Analysis, Mixed Methods
Software:
-Stata, SAS, SPSS
-MPlus, HLM
-R, MATLAB, GAUSS, Eviews
 
Professional Affiliations
Member, American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
Member, Public Management Research Association (PMRA)
Member, Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM)
Member, Southern Political Science Association (SPSA)
Member, Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA)