Dr. Young’s research focuses on the social, economic, and political implications of gender relations and gender identity in the United States and in emerging economies. She enjoys teaching public sector economics as well as applied economics courses.

Kim earned her Ph.D. from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University in 2017 while earning two Graduate Studies Minors; in Economics and in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Kim graduated from Ohio University (Athens, Ohio) with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1999.

As a doctoral student, Kim’s inequality and social policy related research has resulted in three publications representing diverse substantive areas. Most recently, Kim, Rob Greenbaum, and Noah Dormady examined the influence of biological sex and gendered personality attributes in disaster preparedness. This paper, “Sex, gender, and disasters: Experimental evidence on the decision to invest in resilience” appeared in International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction in 2017. With Russell Hassan, Kim published, “An Assessment of the Prevalence, Perceived Significance and Response to Dowry Solicitation and Domestic Violence in Bangladesh” in Journal of Interpersonal Violence in 2016. Kim and Jill Clark conducted an evaluation of a collaborative food security intervention in 2014 and published, “Examination of the strategy, instruments and measurements used to evaluate a healthy corner store intervention” in the Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition.

Dr. Young teaches public sector economics and applied economics courses such as state and local government finance, public budgeting and finance, and public policy analysis. Few people enjoy talking about taxation as much as Kim does. She also draws on her WGSS course work and gender research to add a critical perspective to public affairs course content.

Areas of research

  • Social Policy
  • Public Administration and Management
  • Public Budgeting and Finance
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Economic Policy

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