Taejong Kim is a professor at the KDI School of Public Policy and Management. Before he joined the faculty of the KDI School in 2003, he taught at York University, Canada, and the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Japan. He teaches public finance and econometrics, and his research interests include human capital, social capital, and economic development. Currently Dr. Kim is the Director of the Impact Evaluation Lab, and the Managing Director of the Development Research and Learning Network at the KDI School. He also serves in the Korean ODA Evaluation Committee in the Prime Minister’s Office. He earned his M.A. in Economics from the Seoul National University and his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997.