Ayoung Kim

Ayoung Kim

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Phone: (662) 325-2155

Office: 357 Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Bldg.


Dr. Ayoung Kim is a postdoctoral research associate working on community development related to poverty, economic well-being, and financial literacy. She is mainly focusing on regional socio-economic analysis using a large scale demographic and geographic data. As an urban and regional economist, Dr. Kim is also interested in measuring the growth of regional productivity, firm performance, and human capital as the result of spatial agglomeration and public policy. Her research interests are paired with advanced applied economic approaches including quasi-experimental design (microeconometrics), computable general equilibrium (CGE) modeling, mathematical (statistical) programming (economic dynamics), and generalized numerical approaches.