Dr. Soyoung Kim is Professor at Department of Economics, Seoul National University. He received his PhD in economics from Yale University. Prior to his current position, he was on the faculty of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Korea University. He received research awards such as Arnould O. Beckman Research Award, Tae Sung Kim Research Award for the best Korean economist under age 40, Chung Ram Research Award for the most distinguished Korean economist under age 45, NEAR Research Award, Maeil Business Newspaper Economist Award, and Korean Economy Research Award. He was listed as one of the 100 most promising talents of Korea by Donga-Daily Newspaper and one of the most powerful economists in the 30s and 40s by Chosun-Biz.
He was involved with various institutions like International Monetary Fund, Bank for International Settlements, Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank Institute, Bank of Spain, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research, National Economic Advisory Council, Bank of Korea, The Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry, AIRI, Ministry of Strategy and Finance in Korea, Statistics Korea, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Princeton University, Korea Research Foundation, National Research Foundation, and University of Southern California under various designations. His research area covers International Finance/Open Economic Macroeconomics, Macro and Monetary Economics, and Financial Economics.
He is a managing editor of Seoul Journal of Economics and Asian Economic Journal, and an associate editor of various journals including Journal of Macroeconomics. He published research articles in numerous journals including Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Journal of International Economics, Journal of International Money, and Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Macroeconomic Dynamics. His research articles were cited more than 4000 times (google scholar).
He is the president of Korea KAEA and Korea IEFS. He is/was the member of board of directors of various economic association such as Korea International Finance Association, Korea International Economic Association, Korea Money and Finance Association, and Korea Economic Association.