B.A., Seoul National Univ., 1987, Business Administration
M.P.H., Seoul National Univ., 1989, Health Administration
M.A. and Ph.D., Univ. of Pennsylvania Wharton School, 1993, Managerial Science and Applied Economics
Health Care Financing, Comparative Health Policy and Institutions,
Health Care Systems in Low-income Countries
Publications in English (2015-2019)
Juhwan Oh, Young Ko, AB Alley, and Soonman Kwon, “Participation of the Lay Public in Decision-making for Benefit Coverage of National Health Insurance in South Korea,” Health Systems and Reform, 1:1, 2015, 61-72 (Corresponding Author).
Boyoung Jeon, Soonman Kwon and Hongsoo Kim, “Health care utilization by people with disabilities: A longitudinal analysis of the Korea Welfare Panel Study (KoWePS),” Disability and Health Journal 8:3, 2015, 353-362.
Sujin Kim and Soonman Kwon, " Impact of the Policy of Expanding Benefit Coverage for Cancer Patients on Catastrophic Health Expenditure across Different Income Groups in South Korea" Social Science and Medicine 138, 2015, 241-247 (Corresponding Author).
Youn Jung and Soonman Kwon, “The effects of intellectual property rights on access to medicines and catastrophic expenditure,” International Journal of Health Services 45:3, 2015, 507-529 (Corresponding Author).
Hongsoo Kim, Young-Il Jung and Soonman Kwon, “Delivery of institutional long-term care under two social insurances: Lessons from the Korean experience,” Health Policy 119:10, 2015, 1330-1337.
Sujin Kim, Soonman Kwon, and S. Subramanian, “Has the National Cancer Screening Program reduced income inequalities in screening attendance in South Korea?” Cancer Causes & Control 26, 2015, 1617-1625..
Dorjsuren Bayarsaikhan, Soonman Kwon and Dashzeveg Chimeddagva, “Social health insurance developments in Mongolia: Opportunities and challenges in moving towards universal health coverage,” International Social Security Review 68:4, 2016, 93-113.
Soonman Kwon and Reinhard Busse, “South Korea: An interesting case to study,” Health Policy 120, 2016, 577-579.
Boyoung Jeon, Haruko Noguchi, Soonman Kwon, Tomokjo Ito and Nanako Tamiya, “Disability, poverty, and role of the basic livelihood security system on health services utilization among the elderly in South Korea, " Social Science and Medicine 178, 2017, 175-183.
Boyoung Jeon, and Soonman Kwon, “Health and Long-term Care Systems for Older People in the Republic of Korea: Policy Challenges and Lessons,” Health Systems and Reform 3:3, 2017, 214-223 (Corresponding Author).
In Gyu Song, Min Sun Kim, Seung Han Shin, Ee-Kyung Kim, Han-suk Kim, Seulggie Choi, Soonman Kwon, and Sang Min Park, “Birth outcomes of immigrant women married to native men in the Republic of Korea: a population register-based study,” BMJ Open 2017: Sep 24;7(9):e017720.
Eunkyoung Kim, Yoon-min Cho, Soonman Kwon, and Kunhee Park, “Cost-Benefit Analysis of Establishing and Operating Radiation Oncology Services in Fiji,” Cancer Epidemiology 50, 2017, 247-256 (Corresponding Author).
Minjung Park, Jennifer Hunter and Soonman Kwon, “Evaluating Integrative Medicine acute stroke inpatient care in South Korea,” Health Policy 122, 2018, 373-379 (corresponding author).
Nan-He Yoon, Seunghyun Yoo and Soonman Kwon, “Influence of Highly Accessible Urban Food Environment on Weight Management: A Qualitative Study in Seoul,” International Journal of Environment Research and Public Health 15:4, 2018.
Youn Jung and Soonman Kwon, “How does stronger protection of intellectual property right affect national pharmaceutical expenditure?: An analysis of OECD countries.,” International Journal of Health Services, 2018 (Corresponding Author).
Perter Annear, Soonman Kwon, Luca Lorenzoni, Stephen Duckett, Dale Huntington, Jack Langenbrunner, Yuki Murakami, Changwoo Shon, and Ke Xu, "Pathways to DRG-based hospital payment systems in Japan, Korea and Thailand" Health Policy, 2018 (Corresponding Author).
Asmamaw Atnafu and Soonman Kwon, “Adverse Selection and Supply-side Factors in the Enrollment in Community-Based Health Insurance in Northwest Ethiopia: a Mixed Methodology, " International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 2018 (Corresponding Author).
Konrad Obermann, Matthew Jowett and Soonman Kwon, “The role of national health insurance for achieving UHC in the Philippines: a mixed methods analysis,” Global Health Action, 11:1, 2018.
Annie Chu, Soonman Kwon, and Peter Cowley, “Health Financing Reforms for Moving toward Universal Health Coverage in the Western Pacific Region,” Health Systems and Reform, 2019.
Soonman Kwon and Lundy Keo, “Social Health Protection in Cambodia: Challenges of Policy Design and Implementation,” International Social Security Review, 2019.
Soonman Kwon and Renhard Busse, “East Asia – A look at selected health policy developments and health care assessments in universal health coverage systems,” Health Policy 123, 2019 (Corresponding Author).
Jin Xu, Weiyan Jian, Kun Zhu, Soonman Kwon, and Hai Fang, “Reforming public hospital financing in China: progress and challenges,” BMJ 2019;365:l4015
Soonman Kwon, Tae-jin Lee and Chang-yup Kim, Republic of Korea Health System Review, Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, 2015.
Soonman Kwon and Changwoo Shon, “Implementation experience with DRG-based payments,” in P. Annear and D. Huntington, edit, Case-based Payment Systems for Hospital Funding in Asia: An investigation of current status and future directions, Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies/OECD, Geneva, 2015, 54-81.
Soonman Kwon, Merger of Statutory Health Insurance Funds in the Republic of Korea, Health Systems Governance and Financing, WHO, Geneva, 2015.
Soonman Kwon, Yue-Chune Lee and Naoki Ikegami, “Private Health Insurance in Japan, Republic of Korea and Taiwan,” in Elias Mossialos, Sara Thompson and Robert Evans, edit, Private Health Insurance and Medical Savings Accounts: Lessons from International Experience, Cambridge University Press, 2015, forthcoming.
Soonman Kwon, “Advancing Universal Health Coverage: What Developing Countries Can Learn from the Korean Experience?” Universal Health Care Coverage Series No. 33, 2018, World Bank Group, Washington, DC.
Soonman Kwon, “Pricing and price regulation in the Republic of Korea,” in Sarah Barber, Luca Lorenzoni, and Paul Wong, edit, Price Setting and Price Regulation in Health Care: Lessons for Advancing Universal Health Coverage, WHO and OECD, 2019, 197-217.