Curriculum Vitae

CV_Soo_Jin_Kim_2019 (click for full CV, November 2019)

Soo Jin Kim

(Cell: +86-21-20684782, E-mail:

Mailing Address:

Room 436
School of Entrepreneurship and Management, 
393 Middle Hua Xia Road
ShanghaiTech University
Shanghai, China


  • 2018/07~                     Assistant Professor, ShanghaiTech University, China


  • 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), Platform and Internet Economics, Business Economics

Working Papers

  • “Privacy, Information Acquisition, and Market Competition.” (Under Review)
  • “Direct Interconnection and Investment Incentives for Content Diversity.” (Under Review)
  • “A Note of Caution on Using Hotelling Models in Platform Markets,” with Thomas Jeitschko and Aleksandr Yankelevich. (DICE Discussion Paper, No 286)
  • “Zero Rating and Vertical Content Foreclosure,”  with Thomas D. Jeitschko and Aleksandr Yankelevich. (Under Review)
  • “Quality Differentiation and Optimal Pricing Strategy in Multi-Sided Markets,” with Pallavi Pal. (Under Review)

Work in Progress

  • “An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Net Neutrality on Investment for Last Mile Broadband,” with Olga Ukhaneva and Aleksandr Yankelevich.
  • “Data Neutrality and Market Competition,” with Hanming Fang.
  • “Payment Card Networks Structure and its Consequences.” with Ryan James Martin and Oleksandr “Alex” Shcherbakov.
  • “Using Porting Data as Proxy for Diversion Ratios in Merger Assessment.” with Patrick DeGraba and Aleksandr Yankelevich.

Awards and Fellowships

  • 2018-2021 ShanghaiTech University, Start-up Research Fund
  • 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
    • Introduction to Economics (Fall 2018, Spring 2019), ShanghaiTech University
    • Intermediate Microeconomics (Spring 2019), ShanghaiTech University 
    • 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:

        2019: Korea Econometric Society Meeting

2018: 16th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference, 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, ShanghaiTech University

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)

  • Zero-Rating and Vertical Content Foreclosure: 

2019: 17th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference, Bank of Canada

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

2017: Eastern Economic Annual Meeting (New York)

2016: Red Cedar Conference (Michigan State University), Midwest Economic Theory (Purdue)

  • A Note of Caution on Using Hotelling Models in Platform Markets:
    2018: 16th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference

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, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, International Journal of Industrial Organization


Jay Pil Choi (Chair)                                                                      Thomas Jeitschko
University Distinguished Professor                                          Professor
Department of Economics                                                         Department of Economics
Michigan State University                                                          Michigan State University                                                              
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Kyoo il Kim                                                                                    Aleksandr Yankelevich 
Associate Professor                                                                     Fixed Term Assistant Professor
Department of Economics                                                         Eli Broad College of Business
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