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Kyunghoon Kim is a PhD student in the Department of International Development. His research focuses on the role of state-owned entities in economic development.

Prior to joining King's, Kyunghoon received MSc from LSE in 2009 and worked at the Samsung Economic Research Institute (SERI) for six years in Korea. At SERI, he co-authored 28 papers and two books on emerging economies and economic integration in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union. He also participated in various consulting projects on global market entry strategies. 


Thesis title: 'State capitalism as development policy tools: Political economy of state activism in Indonesia'

Kyunghoon's recent publications include journal articles on the political economy of Indonesia's state-centred development strategy in Journal of Contemporary Asia, the Pacific Review, Asia Pacific Business Review, and Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies.

Kyunghoon also researches middle-income countries' economic structural transformation and recently co-authored a chapter in an edited book 'Immiserizing Growth' (OUP, 2019).

PhD supervision

Further details

See Kyunghoon's research profile