Joon-Kyung Kim is the President of the Korea Development Institute (KDI) and the KDI School of Public Policy and Management. He established the Development Research and Learning Network at KDI where he oversaw research and knowledge sharing initiatives on Korea's development experience. Dr. Kim has held senior policymaking positions in government, serving in the President’s Office of Economic Affairs for Financial Policy. He was a co-chair of the Financial Supervision Reform Committee and a member of the Presidential Economic Policy Advisory Council.
Dr. Kim has held teaching positions at Virginia Tech, Columbia University, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He was also a consultant at the World Bank and a contributor in the preparation of "The East Asian Miracle: Economic Growth and Public Policy". His research and policy work covers a wide range of issues, including Korea’s financial supervision, corporate governance, causes and effects of the 1997 financial crisis, and non-banking financial institutions and cooperative financial institutions. Dr. Kim’s recent studies examine the impact of tax administration reform, rural development policy and the Saemaul Movement, and financial development and inclusion on Korea’s economic and social development. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Statistics from Seoul National University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at San Diego.