Environmental Economics, Health Economics, Energy Economics, Program Evaluation
Dr. Moon Joon Kim is an Assistant Professor of Economics at George Mason University Korea (Mason Korea). Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. in economics in 2017 from North Carolina State University. His fields of specialization are environmental economics, health economics, energy economics, and applied microeconometrics, with research primarily focused at the intersections of these. His most recent work applies the latest empirical microeconometric methods to investigate the causal effects of air pollution on a wide range of measures of outcomes, including health, renewable energy efficiency, and migration decision making.
Prior to joining Mason Korea, Dr. Kim worked as a Research Professor in the Graduate School of Energy and Environment (KU-KIST Green School) at Korea University and as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the International Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) program and the Division of Social Sciences at Duke Kunshan University. He also held adjunct economics positions at Elon University and North Carolina State University.
Unintended Consequences of Health Care Reform in South Korea: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity in Time Design, Under review.
Subsidy for Water Savings. (with Ki-Dong Kwon, Yeonjae Chang, Dae-Wook Kim, Man-Keun Kim)
How does Exposure to Fine Particles and Ozone Affect Children’s Health? Evidence from South Korea. (with Ron Shadbegian, Young-Sook Eom, Andrew Schreiber)
How do Fine Particles Affect Birth Outcomes? Evidence from South Korea. (with Young-Sook Eom, Ron Shadbegian, Yoon-Hyeong Choi, Jiyeon Shim)
Age-Specific Associations of Ozone and Fine Particulate Matter with Respiratory Hospital Visits in South Korea. (with Ron Shadbegian and Young-Sook Eom)
Work in progress
New Cost of Air Pollution: Evidence from Solar Energy.
Co-Principal Investigator (PI), Aug 2022-Sep 2022, "Research on Energy Efficiency Network Evaluation and Activation," Korea Energy Economics Institute. KRW20,000,000 (US$15,000).
AERE Scholar, 2021-2022, Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
Co-PI, 2020, "Workshop on Agricultural Economics, Environmental Economics, and Health Economics," Duke Kunshan Environmental Research Center. US$20,000.
Co-PI, 2018-2022, “A Study of Sustainable Livestock Grazing on Giant Panda Habitats and Management Measures," Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong. HK$3,868,000 (US$495,000).
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency/Environment for Development Initiative Travel Grant for the 6th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2018.
PI, 2017-2018, “Transboundary Air Pollution Problem in East Asia," Duke Kunshan Environmental Research Center. CNY16,000 (US$2,500).
ECON 103: Microeconomic Principles
ECON 296: Economics of Sustainable Development
ECON 335: Environmental Economics
Ph.D., Economics, North Carolina State University
B.A., Economics, Yonsei University
Korea Environmental Economics Association (KEEA) Annual Summer Conference, Busan 2022
Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) Annual Summer Conference, Miami, FL, USA 2022
Korean Society of Climate Change Research Annual Conference, Ulsan, 2021
The 10th Congress of the Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (AAERE), Seoul National University, Seoul, 2021
American Economic Association/Allied Social Science Associations (AEA/ASSA) Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, United States, 2020
Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) Annual Summer Conference (Virtual), 2020
American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) Virtual Conference, 2020
Korea Environmental Economics Association Annual Summer Conference, Seoul National University, Seoul, 2020
"한국 미세먼지 5분의 1은 중국발…초미세먼지 더하면 그 이상" YTN사이언스 (YTN Science), Jan 10, 2020.
"한국 내 '입자 큰 PM10 미세먼지' 19%는 중국발 영향" 연합뉴스 (Yonhap News Agency), Jan 9, 2020.