I will join the Institute of Economic and Social Research at Jinan University as a junior faculty in the fall of 2019.

I received Ph.D. in Economics at The University of Chicago in 2019.

I am a member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group, Early Child Interventions Network.

I was a Research Associate at the Center for the Economics of Human Development at The University of Chicago.

Email: junhyung.kim49 at gmail dot com


  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Labor Economics
  • Family Economics
  • Applied Econometrics


Research Interests:

  • My current research interest is understanding the effect of parenting style on child outcomes. Parenting style can be understood as a qualitative dimension of parental investment that is not often captured in previous research. For this research I am constructing a model of parent-child interaction with different parenting strategies. To test the model, I am analyzing data on randomized intervention on parenting skill as well as nationally representative observational data.
  • I am interested in the causes and consequences of migrant parents on the development of left-behind children in China. The first goal is to document the effects of migrating parents in detail. I will then analyze the parent's decision to migrate to find a job at a place far away from their children.