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. 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.


Research Interests

Dr. Kim is an applied economist whose research focuses on the economics of innovation and ex-post analysis of environmental and energy policies. Specifically, he is investigating how energy and environmental policy instruments affect the development of low-carbon technologies. A key question that he was attempting to answer in his Ph.D. dissertation was 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 Innovation, Behavioral Economics, and Applied Microeconometrics



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


Book chapters

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(Evgeny Klochikin and Kaye Husbands Fealing)

Global Innovation Index 2018 Report published by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (forthcoming): Technology-Specific Analysis of Energy Innovation Systems (Charlie Wilson)

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