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Due to the impending winter weather, WKU Owensboro will close at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday.

Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert.

GFCB Economics 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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