Curriculum Vitae

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Soo Jin Kim

(Cell: +1-517-449-3453, E-mail:

Mailing Address:
486 W. Circle Drive
110 Marshall-Adams Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824


  • Expected 2018            Ph.D. in Economics, Michigan State University
  • 2015                             M.A. in Economics, Michigan State University
  • 2013                             M.A. in Economics, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • 2011                             B.A. in Economics (Magna Cum Laude), Ewha Womans University, South Korea
  • 2008-9                          Exchange Student, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Fields of Interest

Industrial Organization (Theory & Empirical), Applied Microeconomics, Business Economics, Competition Policy Analysis

Working Papers

  • “Privacy, Information Acquisition, and Market Competition.” (Job Market Paper)
  • “Paid Peering and Investment Incentives for Network Capacity and Content Diversity.” (Under Review)
  • “Zero Rating and Vertical Content Foreclosure,”  with Thomas D. Jeitschko and Aleksandr Yankelevich.
  • “A Cautionary Note on Using Hotelling Models in Platform Markets,” with Thomas Jeitschko and Aleksandr Yankelevich.

Work in Progress

  • “An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Net Neutrality on Investment for Last Mile Broadband,” with Olga Ukhaneva and Aleksandr Yankelevich.

Awards and Fellowships

  • 2017 Michigan State University, Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  • 2017 Michigan State University (Holt Research Fellowship), Research Fellowship
  • 2016 Michigan State University (Red Cedar Award), Best Third Year Paper
  • 2014 Michigan State University (Peter Schmidt Award), Best Performance in First Year 
  • 2013-14 Fulbright Graduate Student Program

Research Experience

  • 2016-17 Research Assistant to Oren Ziv (to construct TFP measures)
  • Special Sworn Status (SSS), US Census Bureau

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor: Intermediate Microeconomics (Summer 2015, Summer 2016), Michigan State University
  • Teaching Assistant:  Intermediate Microeconomics (× 3), International Trade, International Finance, Introduction to Macroeconomics, Michigan State University


  •  Privacy, Information Acquisition, and Market Competition:

2018: 16th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference (Scheduled), University of British Columbia (Sauder School of Business), Tilburg Law and Economics Center, DIW Berlin, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Korea Development Institute, Korea Institute of Finance, Bank of Korea, Yonsei Barun ICT Research Center

2017: Federal Communications Commission, TPRC (George Mason Univ.), Singapore Economic Re- view, Canadian Economics Association, Summer Weekly Meetings (MSU), Fall Midwest Economic Theory, Theory Brown Bag Seminar (MSU)

  • Paid Peering and Investment Incentives for Network Capacity and Content Diversity:

2016 Red Cedar Conference (Michigan State University), 2016 Midwest Economic Theory (Purdue), 2017 Eastern Economic Annual Meeting (New York)

  • A Cautionary Note on Using Hotelling Models in Platform Markets:
    2018: 16th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference (Scheduled)

Computer Skills

STATA, R, Python, Matlab, SQL, Mathematica, LaTeX

Personal Information

  • Languages: Korean (native), English (fluent), German (basic)
  • Citizenship: South Korea (US Visa Status: J-1 Visa)

Professional Responsibilities

  • Referee: Journal of Economics & Management Strategy


Jay Pil Choi (Chair)                                                                      Thomas Jeitschko
University Distinguished Professor                                          Professor
Department of Economics                                                         Department of Economics
Michigan State University                                                          Michigan State University                                                              
(517) 353-7281                                                                             (517) 355-8302
Kyoo il Kim                                                                                    Aleksandr Yankelevich 
Associate Professor                                                                     Fixed Term Assistant Professor
Department of Economics                                                         Eli Broad College of Business
Michigan State University                                                           Michigan State University                                                            
(517) 353-9008                                                                              (917) 346-5269