Dr. Soon Paik is a Senior Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics. He teaches managerial economics as a dean of the Business School of the Washington Baptist University and teaches the medical management and the bio-medical ethics in the Kings Park University. He taught economics, econometrics, statistics, and management at the University of District of Columbia as an Associate Professor. He worked as a project developer of the Construction Labor Demand System in the Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, Tennessee, and as an Associate Director of the Construction Resources Analysis and a Research Professor of the University of Tennessee. He serves as a Senior Economic Consultant of the United Nations Development Programme for the Taebaek Iron Development Project in the Republic of Korea.He graduated from the Law College of the Seoul National University (LLD), and obtained M.A. degrees in economics from the Korea University and from the Ohio University and a Ph.D. in economics from the West Virginia University. His major interests are in the international economics, South and North Korean economies, economic issues of the Korean unification, resources and labor economics, economic model-building, statistical analysis, etc. He published numerous professional articles in the various academic journals, and led many seminars and paper presentations in the professional societies including American Economic Association, American Statistical Association, etc., on the subjects concerning international economics, South and North Korean economies, energy economics, construction economics, international labor economics, etc. He has been working as an economic columnist of the Chosun Ilbo, the Choonang Ilbo, the Koreatimes of Washington DC, the Atlanta Times, and of the KNN radio. He served as a Vice President of the Korean American Economic Association and as a President of the Korean Economic Society in Washington, D.C. His civic activities included a President of the Knoxville Korean Association, a President of the Seoul National University Alumni Association in Washington, D.C. He has been serving as a Honorary Elder of the Korean Central Presbyterian Church, Vienna, VA . He also published two poetry books.