FACULTY | In Song Kim
In Song Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed his Ph.D. in Politics at Princeton University. His research interests include International Political Economy, Formal and Quantitative Methodology. Dr. Kim's research focuses on the political economy of firms' lobbying, trade policy-making, and design of international institutions. His dissertation examines firm's political incentives to lobby for trade liberalization, which won the 2015 Mancur Olson Award for the Best Dissertation in Political Economy. Dr. Kim conducts Big Data analysis of international trade. He is developing methods for dimension reduction and visualization to investigate how the structure of international trade around the globe has evolved over time.
Political Cleavages within Industry: Firm-level Lobbying for Trade Liberalization
On the Use of Linear Fixed Effects Regression Estimators for Causal Inference
A Sparse Decomposition of Democracy and Trade
Scalable Clustering Algorithm and Visualization Tools for Analyzing 10 Billion Trade Flow Data
Firm-level Preferences towards Trade Policy in Developing Nations
Synoptic Factor Analysis: Sparse and Clustered Mulidimensional Scaling
"The Charmed Life of Superstar Exporters: Firms and Trade Policy in Costa Rica" (with Iain Osgood, Dustin Tingley, Thomas Bernauer, Helen Milner, and Gabrielle Spilker), Journal of Politics, Forthcoming.
17.800 Quantitative Research Methods I: Intro
17.806 Quantitative Research Methods IV: Advanced Topics