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Soojin Kim

Soojin Kim

Assistant Professor of Economics


Ph.D., Economics, University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Economics, University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Economics, Cornell University (2006)

I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Purdue University. I received my Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. My research focuses broadly on macroeconomics, public economics, health economics, and labor economics. I am particularly interested in understanding the economic effects of taxation and health policies, as well as the optimal design of government policies. 

Research In Progress

  • Aizawa, Naoki & Kim, Soojin & Rhee, Serena Labor Market Screening and Social Insurance Program Design for the Disabled.

Working Papers

  • Kim, Soojin & Rhee, Serena Measuring the Effects of Employment Protection Policies for the Disabled: Theory and Evidence from the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Kim, Soojin & Rhee, Serena Understanding the Aggregate Effects of Disability Insurance.
  • Kim, Soojin The Effects of Migration on Optimal Taxation: An International Tax Competition Analysis.
  • Cole, Harold L., Kim, Soojin, and Krueger, Dirk Analyzing the Effects of Insuring Health Risks: On the Tradeoff between Short-Run Insurance Benefits vs. Long-Run Incentive Costs.

Phone: 63340
Office: KRAN 430

Quick links

Personal website

Area(s) of Expertise

Health Economics Public Economics MacroEconomics