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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

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Gordon Ford College of Business Staff - H. Youn Kim

Dr. H. Youn Kim

Dr. H. Youn Kim

Professor- Economics

Office:  GH 429
Phone:  270-745-3187


Dr. Kim specializes in microeconomic and macroeconomics.  His research has focused on consumer behavior (consumer demand, welfare, consumption and saving), firm behavior (production, costs, and investment), asset pricing, government budget deficits, and income distribution.  He teaches undergraduate courses in principles of economics, microeconomics, managerial economics, environmental economics, and mathematical economics, and graduate courses in advanced micro and macroeconomics and public economics.


Ph.D., Economics, University of Cincinnati
M.A., Economics, University of Cincinnati
B.A., Economics, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea

Professor Kim has published articles in Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Economica, Journal of Applied Econometrics, European Economic Review, Journal of Human Resources, Oxford Economics Papers, Journal of Macroeconomics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Southern Economic Journal, and Empirical Economics.  He has taught at University of Cincinnati and worked for US Environmental Protection Agency.  He has held visiting positions at University of Kentucky and Monash University in Australia.  He is a member of several academic associations and has reviewed many papers for publications in economic journals.  He has received grants from US Environmental Protection Agency and National Science Foundation/Kentucky EPsCoR.

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