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


Ha, H., & Park, H. (2020), Analysis of Factors Affecting Women’s Fear of Sexual Crimes: Focus on Moderating Effects of Household Type and CCTV Policy, The Korean Public Administration Review (KPAR), 54(2), 379-423.

Suzuki, K., Ha, H., & Avellaneda, C. N. (2020). Direct and non‐linear innovation effects of demographic shifts. Australian Journal of Public Administration79(3), 351-369.

Hur, H., & Ha, H. (2019). The link between perceptions of fairness, job training opportunity and at-will employees’ work attitudes. European Journal of Training and Development.

Suzuki, K., & Ha, H. (2018). Municipal merger and local democracy: An assessment of the merger of Japanese municipalities. Lex Localis16(4), 759-784.



Ha, Hyesong & Mehmet Demircioglu.. “Empowerment Practices and Organizational Outcomes in the Public Sector: A Causal Inference from Panel Data Analysis, Public Administration(PA) (under R&R).

Ha, Hyesong & Hyunkang Hur. “Public Agents’ Empowerments and Rule-Breaking Behaviors: Some Evidence from the Panel Analysis for the U.S. Federal Agencies,” International Review of Public Administration (IRPA), (under R&R).

Under Review/ Revising to submit:

Ha, Hyesong. “Employee Empowerment improves Organizational Performance in the Public Sector?- Propensity Score Matching (PSM) Method on a Survey Data,” International Public Management Journal (IPMJ) (under Review). 

Demircioglu, M., Aarthi Raghavan & H. Ha. “Impact of COVID-19 on employee productivity in the public sector,”

Ha, Hyesong. “Consolidating Authoritarianism: Policy Responses to Covid-19 in Post-Soviet Countries,” Coauthored with Colin Knox and Saltanat Janenova.

Working papers

Ha, Hyesong. “Economic Shocks of COVID19 –Labor Market Impacts in Kazakhstan”

Ha, Hyesong. “Varieties of E-Government and their Influence on Quality of Government,” coauthored with Taha Hameduddin. 

Ha, Hyesong, “Government Trust & E-government Performance-Focusing on Government Website Quality and Usage in Korea” coauthored with J. Moon.

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”

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
-Stata, SAS, SPSS
-MPlus, HLM
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)