Yong Kyun Kim Joins Pacific Faculty
Yong Kyun Kim will join University of the Pacific from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in August 2009. Professor Kim, whose appointment is in the School of International Studies, will teach courses in international relations, Latin American politics, and research methods.
Here is how Professor Kim describes his research interests: My research interests include comparative and international political economy and political methodology. Substantively, my research explores how domestic political institutions shape actors’ incentives to act in cooperation with others at the international level. In particular, my research seeks to advance our understanding of how institutions mitigate or exacerbate such problems as the lack of credibility, incomplete information, and strategic uncertainty in relations to international creditors and investors. Methodologically, my research embraces the spirit of EITM (Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models) in the sense that I pursue both deductive rigor in deriving theoretical expectations and creativity in designing methods best suited to test the empirical implications against real-life data.
He also likes to play tennis and basketball.
Welcome Professor Kim.