Bumsoo Lee is a postdoctoral research associate at the USC Center for Homeland Security (Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events - CREATE). His work with CREATE focuses on economic impact analysis and modeling of terrorism events. This includes developing conceptual and estimation models for economic impact analysis, building plausible scenarios of historical and hypothetical terrorism events, and estimating total economic losses using Input-Output or Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models. He is currently working on economic impact analysis of potential bioterrorism attacks (on targets such as a football stadium, an urban center, the water system, produce, an airport terminal, and animals). Dr. Lee has published a paper in the Journal of Regional Science and co-authored several book chapters including an economic impact study of a FMD attack.
He received his Ph.D. in Planning from the University of Southern California in December, 2006 and joined CREATE. During his Ph.D. study, he conducted research on various topics in Urban and Regional Economics: metropolitan spatial structure and economic growth, urban land use and transportation, technological development and spatial changes, and economic impact analysis and modeling. He also received a master degree in Planning from Seoul National University in Korea and worked at Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements.