Seungwon (Eugene) Jeong

Research Interests

  • Microeconomics, Auctions, Mechanism/Market Design (Matching), Social and Economic Networks

  • Blockchain / Cryptocurrencies / Metaverse

Research Grants

  • Klaytn Blockchain Research Center, 4 years (not yet started)

  • National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT), 2022.9-2024.2

  • British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants, 2021.9 - 2023.8


  • You should have strong analytic skills.

  • Having some programming skills (e.g., Python, Matlab) is highly recommended.

  • If you’re a KAIST undergraduate, you’re strongly encouraged to take my undergraduate Game Theory course (ECN415) and apply for the URP program under my guidance before applying for graduate programs.

Degree Programs

(Please don’t ask me about the differences between the two programs or degree requirements.)

I’m a full-time faculty member at BTM, and participating in the Metaverse interdisciplinary program. Thus, I slightly prefer students who apply for BTM programs unless you’re planning to do metaverse-specific research.

How to apply

You should formally apply via the KAIST admission system. Except for the BTM MS program (where you can choose your advisor during your first semester), you should contact me first before you apply. When you contact me, please send me your CV and any relevant materials (e.g., personal statement/research proposal, transcripts).