Jihye Kam
Address:
Harbin Institute of Technology, Bldg. G.607A, University Town, Xili, Nanshan District, Shenzhen (518055)
Email:
jkam@hit.edu.cn
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PERSONAL PROFILE
 
Jihye Kam is an Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen. Jihye grew up in Seoul, South Korea, and graduated with a BA and MA in economics from Seoul National University, an MA in economics of education from Teachers College, Columbia University, an MS in economics and a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with minor in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Her research areas are education policy, economics of education, applied microeconomics, and applied econometrics. Jihyeʼs methodological research focuses on statistical methods to estimate the causal effects of educational policies and practices. In her dissertation, titled “Role of Institutional Diversity: Student Affinity for Preferred College Major,” she examined the extent to which the elimination of race-conscious admissions policies affects studentsʼ choice of college major by using a difference-in-differences identification strategy.
RESEARCH INTEREST
 
Applied Econometrics specialized in Economics of Education, Education Policy
EDUCATION  
2014-2017
Ph.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2012-2013
M.S. Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2010-2012
M.A. Economics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
2008-2010
M.A. Economics, Seoul National University
2004-2008
B.A. Economics, Seoul National University
RESEARCH & WORK EXPERIENCE  
Fall 2018-Present
Assistant Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen
Fall 2017- Summer 2018
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION & ACADEMIC SERVICE
 
RESEARCH PROJECTS
RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENT & AWARDS
PATENT
   
PAPER & BOOK PUBLICATIONS
Publication
Efficient Supply of Human Capital: Role of College Major (with Sungjin Cho & Soohyung Lee), The Singapore Economic Review, 63(5), 1319-1343

Book Chapter
Chapter 6. College Major and Female Labor Supply (with Soohyung Lee). In Joon Nak Choi, Yong Suk Lee, and Gi-Wook Shin (Eds.), Strategic, Policy and Social Innovation for a Post-Industrial Korea: Beyond the Miracle. Routledge.
CONFERENCE PAPERS/TALKS
 
2018-2019 (including scheduled) BK21/T.S. Kim Memorial Seminar (Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea)
2017-2018 Annual Conference of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (Portland, OR)
2016-2017 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management California Regional Student Conference (Riverside, CA); Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association (Poster, selected for the AEA interview) (Chicago, IL); Annual Meeting of the Southern Economic Association (Washington, DC); Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference (Washington, DC)
2015-2016 Annual Conference of the Korean Educational Research Association (Daegu, South Korea); Midwest Sociological Society-North Central Sociological Association Annual Meeting (Chicago, IL); Annual Conference of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (Denver, CO); Annual Meeting of the Southern Economic Association (New Orleans, LA)
2014-2015 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Chicago, IL); Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (Washington, DC); Annual Conference of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (Poster) (Washington, DC); IZA/RIETI Workshop on Changing Demographics and the Labor Market (Tokyo, Japan)*, KAEA/KIPF Conference (Sejong, South Korea)*
2013-2014 BK21/T.S. Kim Memorial Seminar (Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea); Annual Conference of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (San Antonio, TX)*
2011-2012 Modern Modeling Methods Conference (Poster) (University of Connecticut, Storr, CT), Graduate Student Conference—Technology, Media, and Designs for Learning (Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY), Graduate School of Education—Student Research Conference (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)
2006-2007 Korea & Japan University Students Economic Forum (Korea University, Seoul, Korea), Conference on East Asian Economy: Research Exchange between Japanese and Korean Students (Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea)

* denotes presentation by coauthor
TEACHING/SUPERVISING EXPERIENCE
Updated:2018-12