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  • Name Se-Um Kim
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Brown University, Providence, RIPh.D. in Economics, May 2009
Dissertation: “Three Essays on Economic Growth, Education, and Human Capital”
Committee: Prof. Oded Galor (Primary Advisor), Prof. Peter Howitt, Prof. David
Weil  A.M. in Economics, May 2006

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
M.A. in Economics, Feb. 2003
B.A. in Economics, Aug. 2000


Associate Research Fellow, Human Capital Research Department, Korea Labor
Institute, Aug. 2009-Present

Teaching Experience
Teaching Assistant at Brown University: Intermediate Macroeconomics (Fall 2006,
Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Spring 2008)
Corporate Finance (Spring 2006)
Investments (Fall 2005)
Intermediate Microeconomics (Fall 2004, Spring 2005)

Honors and Awards
Brown University:
Dissertation Writer’s Grant, Summer 2008
Research Fellowship, Summer 2005
Graduate Fellowship, Fall 2003-Spring 2004
Seoul National University:
Graduate Scholarship, Spring 2001-Fall 2002

2009: Korea Labor Institute, Korea Institute of Public Finance, Korea
Development Institute
2008: Brown University, Northeast Universities Development Consortium

Professional Activities
Referee: Journal of Economic Growth

Major Publications

“The Technological Origins of the High School Movement,”
“A Theory of Selective College Admission in the U.S.”
“Professional Careers and Economic Growth: The Case of South Korea”