Hyuncheol Bryant Kim


Hyuncheol Bryant Kim

Lois and Mel Tukman Assistant Professor
143, Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: 607-255-5969 Fax: 607-255-4071
Email: hk788@cornell.edu
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Curriculum Vitae
Biographical Statement:

Hyuncheol Kim (Bryant) is a Lois and Mel Tukman Assistant Professor in the Department for Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University.

Personal Webpage sites.google.com/site/hk2405/ 

Current Research Activities:

He is an applied micro-economist with broad interests in development economics, health economics, education economics, public economics, and labor economics. The main goal of his research is to understand the impact and behavioral responses to the public intervention programs in both developed and developing countries. He has been investigating various public interventions such as public cancer screening, public general health screening, public long-term health insurance, education support program, HIV/AIDS prevention program, mother and child health program, and internship program. He is also running several field projects in Malawi, Ethiopia, and Ghana where he has implemented randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to tackle important issues in public policy and economics.

* My life story in Human Ecology magazine, Spring 2014:



2013 Ph.D. Economics, Columbia University
2007 M.P.H. Public Health, Seoul National University, Korea
2005 M.A. Economics, Yonsei university, Korea
2002 M.D. Medicine, Yonsei university, Korea

Courses Taught:

Early Childhood Economics and Policy (PAM 4070/ECON 3725)
Global Health Economics and Policy (PAM 4140)
Development Economics and Public Policy (PAM5210)

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Selected Publications:

Published or Forthcoming Papers

Long-Term Care Insurance, Informal Care, and Medical Expenditures (with Wilfredo Lim), Journal of Public Economics 125 (2015) 128-142
Working Papers

Promotion, Persistence, and Consequences of HIV Testing: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Ethiopia (with Beliyou Haile and Taewha Lee), Revise and resubmit at Health Economics

Public Health Intervention: Cost-sharing, Crowd-out, and Selection (with Sun-mi Lee), Revise and resubmit at Journal of Health Economics

Is Knowing Half the Battle?  Patient Responses to Health Screenings (with Wilfredo Lim and Suejin Lee)

Peer Effects in the Demand for Male Circumcision: Evidence from Secondary Schools in Malawi (with Cristian Pop-Eleches and Booyuel Kim)

Selection and Incentive Effects of Financial and Career Incentives on Labor Productivity: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Malawi (with Seonghoon Kim and Taek Seung Kim)

Work in Progress

The Impact of Pre- and Post-natal Interventions on Children’s Health and Socio-Economic Outcomes (with Cristian Pop-Eleches and Booyuel Kim) in the field since 2010

Externalities and Complementarities of HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs: HIV/AIDS Education, Male Circumcision, and Cash Transfers (with Cristian Pop-Eleches and Booyuel Kim) in the field since 2010

Health Insurance: Enrollment, Sustainability and Health Outcomes. Evidence from a Field Experiment in Ghana (with Patrick Asuming) in the field since 2011

Impact of Education on Rationality and Preference: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Malawi (with Syngjoo Choi, Booyuel Kim, Cristian Pop-Eleches) in the field since 2014

Relative merit-based scholarship: Creating Possibilities for All Kids in the Classroom (with Jim Berry and Hyuk Son) in the field since 2014

Human Capital Formation in Early Adulthood: General Education vs. Skills Training (withPrabhat Barnwal and Booyuel Kim) in the field since 2016 



Selected Keywords:
Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics, Health Economics, Public Economics, Labor Economics, Education Economics, Public Policy

The information on this bio page is taken from the CHE Annual Report.