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Dr. Kim is a Professor of Finance at Korea University Business School (KUBS). Before joining KUBS, Dr. Kim was a professor at the KDI School of Public Policy and Management (2000.6 – 2012.3) and also worked at the Korean government (serving four years at the Ministry of Finance and Economy), where he held positions in the policy areas of foreign exchange and international financial institutions (IFI). Dr. Kim’s current area of research includes corporate governance, pension fund management, foreign portfolio investors, and FX risk management.

Dr. Kim also holds a number of responsibilities outside the school. He serves as the Director of Economic Reform Research Institute (ERRI), a private research institute established in 2009 that studies economic reform issues in Korea. Dr. Kim also held a number of advisory positions at the Korea National Pension Fund, including the Proxy Voting Advisory Committee and the Performance Evaluation and Compensation Advisory Committee.

Dr. Kim holds a B.A. degree in International Economics from Seoul National University and a Ph.D. degree in Public Policy from Harvard University. Dr. Kim passed the High Civil Service Examination (Finance and Economy Section) in 1990, selected as the New Generation Leader 100 (Munhaw Ilbo) in 2000, won the Maekyung Economist Award in 2007 (Maeil Business News Paper), and the Chungram Award (The Korean Economic Association) in 2012.

Research Interests

Business groups, Shareholder activism, Sovereign wealth funds, International capital markets

Working Papers



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