CHUNG JU YUNG DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
Established in 1996 by the Chung family and Hyundai Group in honor of Chung Ju Yung

Image Credit: Johns Hopkins University Communications and Public Affairs Office, Homewood CHUNG JU YUNG was the founder and honorary chairman of Korea's HYUNDAI BUSINESS GROUP. He was instrumental in promoting economic development and business cooperation between South and North Korea. In 1977, Chung Ju Yung established the Asan Foundation, a non-profit social welfare organization, as part of his philanthropic commitment to the improvement of social welfare services in Korea. Since its establishment, the foundation has provided medical services for those living in areas with limited access to medical facilities, supported social welfare organizations by providing care for senior citizens and disabled children, awarded scholarships to talented students and scholars, and provided financial support for research and development programs in science and technology. In 1995, Chung Ju Yung was awarded an honorary doctorate by the university. He died in March 2001 at the age of 86.

 

PRAVIN KRISHNA, the Chung Ju Yung Distinguished Professor of International Economics and Business, holds joint appointments at Johns Hopkins in the School of Advanced International Studies and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences' Economics Department. Professor Krishna's research focuses on diverse theoretical and empirical issues in areas of international economics. His articles have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of International Economics, and Economic Theory. He is the author of Trade Blocs: Economics and Politics, published by Cambridge University Press in 2005. He received his MA, MPhil and PhD in economics from Columbia University, and holds an undergraduate degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.