Hyojung Lee

Hyojung Lee

Assistant Professor


Expertise: Residential location and housing tenure choices of young adults, Aging population and their housing needs, Gentrification and neighborhood change, Geography of conspicuous and inconspicuous consumption, Impact of the Community Reinvestment Act

Hyojung Lee is an assistant professor of housing and property management in the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management at Virginia Tech and a research fellow at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.  His research has focused on the impacts of demographic change on housing markets, the consequences of neighborhood change for urban policy, and the jointness of mobility, residential location, and housing tenure choice.  His work has been published in journals including Cityscape, Housing Policy Debate, Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, Journal of Housing Economics, Journal of Regional Science, Regional Science and Urban Economics, and Urban Affairs Review.  Prior to joining the department, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Hyojung received a Ph.D. in urban planning and development and a Master of Planning from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in civil and environmental engineering from Seoul National University.

Recent Publications:

“Cohort Insights into Recovery of Millennial Homeownership after the Great Recession,” Journal of Housing Economics (2019): 1–17 (co-authored with Dowell Myers and Patrick Simmons).

“Simulating the Change in Young Adult Homeownership Through 2035: Effects of Growing Diversity and Rising Educational Attainment,” Housing Policy Debate 29, no. 1 (2019): 126–142 (co-authored with Dowell Myers, Gary D. Painter, Julie Zissimopoulos, and Johanna Thunell).

Contact information

252 Wallace Hall
295 W Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061