The KAEA is pleased to announce that Professors Kyoo il Kim (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities) and Sung Jae Jun (Penn State) receive the 2014 KAEA Young Scholar Award for their professional achievement. The award ceremony will be held during the Annual Meeting of the KAEA at Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel (Grand Ballroom-Salon C), at 6:00 pm, January 4, 2014. Congratulations!
Kyoo il Kim is assistant professor at University of Minnesota, having previously been assistant professor at Singapore Management University. Professor Kim received his PhD from the University of California-LA in 2006. He has been worked in the areas of econometrics and empirical industrial organization, and has published more than 8 papers, relatively in a short span of his career, including the tops journals such as the American Economic Review and Journal of Econometrics. He has worked with many young Korean economists and produced good quality working papers. His CV is available at
Sung Jae Jun has been working for Pennsylvania State University since 2006, now as Associate Professor with tenure. Professor Jun received his PhD from the Brown University in 2006. He has been working on various econometric issues such as weak identification and quantile regression. In the last 6 years, he has been published more than 9 papers in top econometric journals including Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Applied Econometrics and Econometric Theory. His works have been well regarded and cited, as evidenced by his receiving tenure at Penn State in 2012. For more detail, see his CV at
The KAEA appreciates the Award Nomination Committee (Professors Yeon-Koo Che (Chair), Jinill Kim, Myung Hwan Seo) for their valuable service for award nomination this year.