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Kyunghoon Kim's research focuses on the role of state-owned entities in economic development and he is currently participating in various collaborative research projects on state capitalism and structural transformation. He is also working on his book ‘Reviving State Capitalism in Indonesia’ (Routledge). His recent publications include articles in Journal of Contemporary Asia, the Pacific Review, Asia Pacific Business Review, and Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies. He has also written several book chapters (OUP) on structural transformation and inequality. He obtained his PhD in Development Studies–Political Economy from King’s College London and his MSc from LSE. He spent six years in the private sector, researching economic policies and regional integration (ASEAN & EU) at the Samsung Economic Research Institute. At the Institute, he co-authored 28 papers and two books.


  • State capitalism
  • State-owned entities
  • Political economy of development
  • Structural transformation
  • Industrialisation