Dr. Kim's research focuses on industry- and business-related policy issues using the tools of economics. For instance, Dr. Kim has conducted research on production of copyrighted goods, copyright protection, harmonization of copying levies, and digital rights management. He also conducts research in employment relationship, entrepreneurial financing, and network industries.
intellectual property rights, contracts and organizational economics, entrepreneurship and venture capital, network industries and policy, lobbying and political institutions
ECON 4070 - Topics in Microeconomics
Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
Studies utility maximization under uncertainty, risk, game theory, moral hazard, and adverse selection. Applications include insurance markets and the theory of contracts.
ECON 4717 - Economics of Entrepreneurship
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
Introduces economic analysis of entrepreneurship, its financing, performance and public policy issues. We will investigate in depth the business of venture capital and start-ups. Aims to understand both academic and practical implications from the burgeoning literature on economics of entrepreneurship and private equity.
ECON 7010 - Microeconomic Theory 1
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
Analyzes recent and contemporary literature on fundamentals of economic theory. Considers value theory with particular emphasis on methodology, theory of demand, theory of the firm, game theory, theory of distribution, general equilibrium theory, and welfare economics. Instructor consent required.