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Moon Joon Kim, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Duke Kunshan University


Areas of expertise: 

Environmental Economics, Health Economics, Applied Econometrics


Moon Joon Kim is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics in the Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) Program at Duke Kunshan University. He received his PhD in economics from North Carolina State University in 2017 upon completion of his dissertation “Essays on Long-Range Transport of Air Pollution and Its Health Outcomes.” He earned his master’s degree in economics from North Carolina State University in 2016 and his bachelor’s degree in economics from Yonsei University in South Korea in 2009.

His current research interests are in environmental economics and health economics. He employs the methodological tools used in atmospheric science and public health to manage meteorological data and develop econometric models. He applies these tools to measure the damages associated with air pollution.

Previously, he held the position of adjunct instructor and was responsible for all teaching and grading duties associated with his undergraduate economics courses at Elon University.


“The Effects of Transboundary Air Pollution from China on Ambient Air Quality in South Korea,” under review

“Ambient Air Pollution and Hospital Admissions: Evidence from South Korea", working paper,” under review

“Unintended Impacts of Abolition of Co-payment on Outpatient Utilization in South Korea: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design,” working paper