Kim is an applied empirical micro-economist focusing on causal impacts of policy interventions in health and education sectors through large scale data analysis and social experiment. The main goal of his research is to understand the fundamental relationship between human capital investment and individual and societal well being in Africa and Asia, which is insufficiently understood. Kim received MD from Yonsei University, Korea, and PhD in Economics from Columbia University, USA. His research is published in leading journals such as Science, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Health Economics, and other international journals.
Selected Papers and Publication
- The Role of Career and Wage Incentives in Labor Productivity: Evidence from a Two-stage Randomized Controlled Trial in Malawi (with Seonghoon Kim and Taek Seung Kim), Forthcoming at Review of Economics and Statistics
- Knowing Is Not Half the Battle: Impacts of Information from the National Health Screening Program in Korea (with Wilfredo Lim and Suejin Lee), Journal of Health Economics 65 (2019) 1-14
- The Role of Education Interventions in Improving Economic Rationality (with Syngjoo Choi, Booyuel Kim, Cristian Pop-Eleches), Science, 362.6410 (2018) 83-86
- When Public Health Intervention Fails: Cost-sharing, Crowd-out, and Selection in Korea's National Cancer Screening Program (with Sun-mi Lee), Journal of Health Economics 53 (2017) 100-116
- Promotion and Persistence of HIV Testing and HIV/AIDS Knowledge: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Ethiopia (with Beliyou Haile and Taewha Lee), Health Econ. (2017) 1394-1411
- Long-Term Care Insurance, Informal Care, and Medical Expenditures (with Wilfredo Lim), Journal of Public Economics 125 (2015) 128–142