Brian park

Brian Park

Assistant Professor | Business and Economics
Rm 248 Ctr for Sci & Busi (309) 457-2449 Visit my website


I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Business and Economics at Monmouth College. As an applied microeconomist, my research interests lie in the intersection of Demographic Economics and Environmental Economics, more specifically in the analysis of the effect of climatic variations on various facets of household choices, such as migration and fertility.

The topics of my research include the impact of destination-origin specific weather conditions on the migratory decisions of agricultural workers’ households, the effect of minimum temperature variations on fertility, the interactions between perceived air quality and household consumption patterns, and the influence of border enforcement policies on local labor markets.

My teaching experience spans courses from introductory macroeconomics and intermediate microeconomics to a graduate sequence in financial economics. I am actively seeking to expand my teaching portfolio to encompass courses such as environmental economics, labor economics, and applied econometrics.


Environmental Economics

Demographic Economics


Ph.D. Cornell University (2023)

M.A. Korea University (2017)

B.A. Korea University (2014)

Courses Taught

ECON 300: Intermediate Price Theory

ECON 301: Intermediate Macroeconomics

ECON 420: Topics in Economic Research

BUSI 201: Business Data Analysis

Selected Work

Rethinking Border Enforcement, Permanent and Circular Migration (with Arnab K. Basu and Nancy H. Chau) Economic Modelling, 108 (2022)

Minimum Temperature and Human Fertility (Work in Progress)

Climate Change as a Determinant of Migrant Family Reunification (Work in Progress)

Household Job Stability, Public Childcare, and Fertility Decisions (Work in Progress)

Pop Culture, Discouraged Parents, and Fertility (Work in Progress)