Yeong Jae Kim

University of East Anglia

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Dr. Kim joins the Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research as a senior research associate after completing his PhD in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology. He has a M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University and has a B.A. from Hanyang University in South Korea. Before studying in the United States, he was a research assistant at Samsung Economic Research Institute. He had industry experience as a risk analyst at AIG and Hyundai Motor Company, where he launched an greenhouse gas emissions inventory with his colleagues.


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Yeong Jae Kim is an applied economist whose research focuses on energy economics and innovation. His research interests lie in investigating the connections between energy policies and the pace and direction of technological innovation using patent data. A key question that he is attempting to answer in his research is the different role of energy-efficiency policies in technological innovation, especially CFL and LED light bulbs, refrigerators, and buildings. He is also working on developing an empirical relationship between energy technology innovation systems and key innovation processes.



Evaluating the risks of alternative energy policies: a case study of industrial energy efficiency, MA Brown, P Baer, M Cox, YJ Kim - Energy Efficiency, 2014

Kim, Yeong Jae, Gasoline Prices, Beliefs, and the Energy Efficiency (May 25, 2017). USAEE Working Paper No. 17-310. Available at SSRN: or

Type: Books Status: Accepted Year Published: 2017 Citation: Kaye Husbands Fealing, Stanley Johnson, John L. King, and Julia Lane (forthcoming), New Pathways to Research Impact: Case of Food Safety, Cambridge University Press. Chap 9: patenting across businesses(Dr. Evgeny Klochikin, and Dr. Kaye Husbands Fealing)


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