Hyunseob Kim is a senior economist in the economic research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Kim joined the Chicago Fed in 2021, following nine years with the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, where he was an assistant professor of finance. His research focuses on corporate finance, corporate governance, and labor economics.
Kim's research has been published in academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Human Resources, and Review of Financial Studies. He received the Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Award from the Review of Financial Studies and the SFS Finance Cavalcade Award for Best Paper in Corporate Finance from the Society for Financial Studies. He has served as associate editor at the Journal of Financial Research.
Kim earned his PhD in business administration (finance) from Duke University, an AM in statistics from Harvard University, and a BBA in business administration from Seoul National University.