Yeong Jae Kim

University of East Anglia

Senior researcher


Dr. Kim joins the Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research as a senior researcher after completing his Ph.D. in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology. He has an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University and has a B.A. from Hanyang University in South Korea. Before studying in the United States, he was a research assistant at Samsung Economic Research Institute. He had industry experience as a risk analyst at AIG and Hyundai Motor Company, where he launched a greenhouse gas emissions inventory with his colleagues.


Curriculum Vitae

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Research Interests

Dr. Kim is an applied economist whose research focuses on the economics of energy innovation and energy efficiency. His research interests lie in conducting an ex-post analysis of energy policies. He is investigating how energy and environmental policy instruments affect the development of low-carbon technologies. A key question that he is attempting to answer in his Ph.D. dissertation is the different role of energy-efficiency policies in technological change. Additionally, he is working on the role of behavioral economics in environmentally friendly technology adoption.



Environmental and Energy Economics, Economics of Energy Innovation, Behavioral Economics, Applied Microeconometrics



Evaluating the risks of alternative energy policies: a case study of industrial energy efficiency, MA Brown, P Baer, M Cox, YJ Kim - Energy Efficiency, 2014

Kaye Husbands Fealing, Stanley Johnson, John L. King, and Julia Lane, New Pathways to Research Impact: Case of Food Safety, Cambridge University Press. Chap 9: patenting across businesses(Dr. Evgeny Klochikin, and Dr. Kaye Husbands Fealing)


Working Paper

Kim, Yeong Jae, Gasoline Prices, Beliefs, and Energy Efficiency (May 25, 2017). USAEE Working Paper No. 17-310. Available at SSRN: or

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