Jun Hyung Kim is an assistant professor of economics at the Institute of Economic and Social Research at Jinan University. His research is focused on parenting and child development, with particular attention on how life cycle decisions of parents interact with parenting decisions. His job market paper highlights the role of parenting skill in the realization of parenting style in the household, and the heterogeneous effects of parenting behavior on child development.
Previously he evaluated a randomized parent training program and showed that the program improved child behavior at 10-year follow up.
He received a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He was a research assistant at the Center for the Economics of Human Development during the PhD program. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.