Sung-Bou Kim

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Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. candidate in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.P. in public policy, KDI School of Public Policy & Management; B.A. in international studies, Korea University


Sung-Bou Kim is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D. candidate in policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His dissertation examines the impact of international trade and labor market policy on labor market outcomes of youth and women in newly industrialized and developing countries. His research interest areas include economic development and growth, entrepreneurship and job creation, international trade and firms, poverty and social disparity, private sector development, and transition from school to work.

While at RAND, he has contributed to projects including health outcomes and costs of falling, recruitment and diversity of military personnel, aging and the welfare system in Korea, and the scale of higher education in Korea. Kim received his M.P.P. from the Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management, and a B.A. in international studies from Korea University.

Recent Projects

  • Falls health outcomes and costs
  • Recruitment and diversity of military personnel