Youngho (Young) Kim

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Environmental Economics | University of Oxford

Starting August 2024, I will be joining the Department of Economics and the Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery at the University of Oxford as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Environmental Economics.  Following this, in August 2025, I will join the Department of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Florida as an Assistant Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics.

Research Fields

Applied Microeconomics, Environmental & Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics, Climate Change

Research Overview

My current research focuses on the design and evaluation of environmental policies aimed at (i) restoring natural infrastructure, such as forests and wetlands, and (ii) promoting climate-smart agriculture to mitigate and adapt to climate change. 

My dissertation examines: (i) the contribution of payment for ecosystem services (PES) programs to climate change adaptation and (ii) the cost-effective structure of payments and penalties in ecosystem services programs.