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Research Staff

  • Byung-Duck Kim
  • Phone : +82-2-3705-6351
  • Email : bdkim@kif.re.kr
  • Research area : Financial Economics(Financial Policy) / Regulations / Markets and Institutions) / Macro-Monetary Economics / (Pensions and Public Funds)

Education

  • University of Minnesota (MA and Ph. D in Economics)
  • University of Texas at Austin (BA in Economics)
  • Seoul National University (College of Arts & Science)

Experience

  • Visiting Scholor, Georgetown University, USA
  • Director General for Public Funds System, Ministry of Planning and Budget, Seoul, Korea
  • Deputy Director General for Public Funds Policy, Ministry of Planning and Budget, Seoul, Korea
  • Director, Financial Skills Network Center
  • Team Head, Non-Banks Team, Korea Institute of Finance, Seoul, Korea
  • Director, Asset Management Headquarter, Samsung Life Insurance Inc., Seoul, Korea
  • Instructor, Department of Economics, University of Minnesota
  • Public Funds Evaluation Committee, Ministry of Finance and Economy
  • Advisory Board Member of National Pension of Korea
  • Advisory Board Member of National Sports Promotion Funds
  • Director of Korea Money and Finance Association
  • Head of Credit Card Market Advisory Committee for FSS(Financial Supervisory Service)
  • Financial Sector Adviser to The Board of Audits and Inspection of Korea
  • Expert Group Member for Regulatory Reform Committee of Korea
  • Outside Board Member of Directors, Shinhan Credit Card Inc., Shinhan Financial Group
  • Outside Board Member of Directors, Korea Bond Pricing Inc.
  • Outside Board Member of Directors, e-value Inc.

Byung Duck Kim is a Senior Research Fellow, assuming this position after serving as Director General for Public Funds at the Ministry of Planning and Budget beginning in 2006. In his four years at the Ministry, he was in charge of the supervision, evaluation, and monitoring of all public funds in Korea, such as the National Pension Fund. Currently, Dr. Kim is the Senior Research Fellow of the Financial Markets & System Division. He previously has held various positions at the KIF since 1995, including Chief Editor, Head of the Non-Bank Financial Institution Team, and Director of the Financial Skills Network Center. His research interests span various financial issues such as pension funds, asset management, financial institutions, markets, and regulations.

He has also played an active role as a member on a variety of government committees, including the Committee for Pool of Public Funds, the Committee for Public Funds Evaluation, the Committee for Public Enterprises Evaluation at the Ministry of Finance and Economy, the Asset Management Committee of the Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation (KODIC), the Advisory Committee of the National Pension Fund and the National Athletics Promotion Fund, the Advisory Committee of the Board of Audit and Inspection, the Committee for Financial Regulation in the Prime Minister's Office, and the Committee for Credit Card Market Development at the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS).

Dr. Kim also brings ample experience from the private sector and markets as a non-executive Director of the Shinhan Credit Card Company, Korea Bond Evaluation Inc., e-value Inc., and as an Advisor to the presidents of Shinhan Bank and Busan Bank.

He has also contributed to academic associations as a Chief Editor for the Korea Journal of Money and Finance and as Director of the Korean Finance Association. He has authored more than 30 books and journal articles, including "Post-Crisis Prospects of the Banking Industry" (2009), "Global Financial Crisis and its Aftermath" (2009), "Pension Reform in Korea: Past Experience and Future Challenges" (2009), "Asset Disposal Policy of Non-Performing Asset Management Funds" (2007), "A Study of the Auditors' Role at Financial Institutions" (2007), "Value of Payment Guarantees in Association with the Conversion of Retirement Allowance into Corporate Pension" (2003), "A General Equilibrium Analysis of the National Pension Scheme" (2003), "A Study on Consumer Protection and Fee Structure of Credit Card Market" (2002), "A Study on Enhancing Investment Banking Function of Korea Development Bank" (2002), "An Evaluation of Financial Restructuring in Korea after the Crisis" (2002), "A Study on the Curb Credit Market Act: Authorization of Lenders and Protection of Borrowers" (2001), "A Study on the Development of the Credit Card Industry" (2001), "Restructuring the Deposit Insurance Scheme in Korea" (2001), "A Study on Exit Mechanisms of Financial Institutions" (2000), "Banks' Monitoring Channel of Lending Conglomerates" (2000), "A Study on Development of Merchant Banks" (1999), "A Study on Entering Criteria of Financial Institutions" (1998), "Incentive Compatible Capital Requirement for Financial Institutions: a Pre-commitment Approach" (1998), "A Study on the Law of Financial Institutions Specialized in Lending" (1998), "Strategic Positioning of Merchant Banks" (1997), "Restructuring Financial Institutions Specialized in Lending" (1997), "A General Equilibrium Analysis of Korean Unemployment Insurance System" (1996), "A Study on Development of Mutual Savings Banks" (1996), "A General Equilibrium Analysis of Retirement Benefit Program" (1996).

Dr. Kim was born in 1962. He completed his undergraduate studies at Seoul National University and the University of Texas at Austin, and received his MA and PhD from the University of Minnesota. He has been married since 1995 and has three kids. His hobbies include hiking and biking.

Publication

  • Pension Reforms in Korea; Past Experiences and Future Challenges (2009)
  • Astudy on the Non-performing Asset Management Fund, KIF(2007)
  • Value of Payment Guarantee in Association with the Conversion of Retirement Allowance into Corporate Pension, Financial Studies(2003)
  • A General Equilibrium Analysis of National Pension Scheme, Financial Studies(2003)
  • Incentive Compatible Capital Requirement for Financial Institutions; Pre-commitment Approach, Financial Studies(1998)
  • A Study on Auditors' Role at Financial Institutions, KIF(Korea Institute of Finance(2004)
  • A Study on Consumer Protections and Fee Structure of Credit Card Market, Financial Supervisory Service(2002)
  • A Study on Enhancing Investment Banking Function of Korea Development Bank, KIF(2002)
  • A Evaluation of Financial Restructuring in Korea after the Crisis, KIF(2002)
  • A Study on the Curb Credit Market Act; Authorization of Lenders and Protection of Borrowers, KIF(2001)
  • A Study on Development of Credit Card Industry, Financial Supervsory Service(2001)
  • Restructuring the Deposit Insurance Scheme in Korea, Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation(2001)
  • A Study on Exit Mechanisms of Financial Institutions, KIF(2000)
  • Banks' Monitoring Channel of Lending Conglomerates. Financial Supervisory Service(2000)
  • A Study on Development of Merchant Banks, KIF(1999)
  • A Study on Entering Criteria of Financial Institutions, KIF(1998)
  • A Study on the Law of Financial Institutions Specialized in Lending, KIF(1998)
  • Strategic Positioning of Merchant Bank Corporations, KIF(1997)
  • Restructuring Financial Institutions Specialized in Lending, KIF(1997)
  • A General Equilibrium Analysis of Korean Unemployment Insurance System, KIF(1996)
  • A Study on Development of Murual Savings Banks, KIF(1996)
  • A General Equilibrium Analysis of Retirement Benefit Program, KIF(1996)

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