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Kim Young

Chief Administrative Officer, Senior Lecturer

Dr. Kim 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.

Young earned her doctorate 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. Young graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1999.

As a doctoral student, Young’s inequality- and social policy-related research has resulted in three publications representing diverse substantive areas. Most recently, Young, 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, Young 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. Young 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.

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 Young does. She also draws on her WGSS course work and gender research to add a critical perspective to public affairs course content.

Portable Innovation, Policy Wormholes, and Innovation Diffusion
Environmental Policy and Management
August 07, 2019
This article explores the effects of city managers' career paths on the diffusion of climate policy innovation among municipal governments in the United States.
The COVID-19 Pandemic and Student Achievement on Ohio’s Third-Grade English Language Arts Assessment
January 27, 2021
This report draws on data from the fall administration of Ohio’s annual Third-Grade English Language Arts assessment to examine how the COVID pandemic has affected student learning in the state.
Whatever it Takes: Sexual Harassment in the Context of Resource Dependence
Social Policy
March 09, 2021
Research suggests powerful resource dependencies are present in the public and nonprofit sectors.
Glenn College Releases Review of Columbus Response to 2020 Protests
Civic Engagement, Advocacy and Volunteerism
April 26, 2021
In July 2020, Columbus City leaders commissioned an independent, outside after-action review of the City’s response to protests that took place last summer. Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Carter Stewart and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs were named the lead investigative team.
Resilience Decision Making in Repeated Disasters
Public Finance and Budgeting
June 07, 2021
The research, published in Environment Systems and Decisions Journal, examines resilience decision making in the context of repeated catastrophic events.
Maximizing the Efficiency of Active Case Finding for SARS-CoV-2 Using Bandit Algorithms
June 14, 2021
Using bandit algorithms, the authors of a paper in Medical Decision Making present and test an approach for finding otherwise undetected cases of COVID-19 before they lead to a widespread outbreak.
Not All High-Growth Firms Are Alike: Capturing and Tagging Ohio’s Gazelles
June 29, 2021
In this study, published in Economic Development Quarterly, the authors present a statistically valid typology of high-growth firms, also known as gazelles, to determine if payroll and job growth patterns differ between groups or clusters.
How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Student Learning in Ohio
August 27, 2021
Analysis of Spring 2021 Ohio State Tests
Informational Determinants of Large-area Hurricane Evacuations
Environmental Policy and Management
August 30, 2021
This study, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, presents an experimental design that overcomes the counterfactual problem present in all prior published experiments by relying on an actual storm with a known outcome.