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Dr. Cheong Kim CV

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Position

January 2022 - Present

Research Scholar, Idaho Policy Institute, School of Public Service, Boise State University

December 2021

Senior Research Associate, Idaho Policy Institute, School of Public Service, Boise State University

May 2020

Assistant Research Professor, Idaho Policy Institute, School of Public Service, Boise State University

May 2017

Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Public Service, Boise State University

June 2014

Research Associate, Bedrosian Center on Governance, University of Southern California

Education

August 2013

University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy, Los Angeles, CA PhD in Policy, Planning & Development (Track: Public Management) Dissertation: Essays on Fiscal Outcomes of Cities in California

June 2007

Seoul National University, Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul, Korea
PhD coursework

February 2005

Seoul National University, Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul, Korea
Master of Public Administration (Track: Public Policy)

February 2003

Korea University, Seoul, Korea
Bachelor of Public Administration (Minor: Political Science)

Additional Training

2022

  • Regression Discontinuity Designs Statistical Horizons
  • Stata Programming, StataCorp

2021

  • Multilevel and Mixed-Effects Models, Statistical Horizons
  • Panel Data Analysis, StataCorp

Awards & Honors

Spring 2020

SPS Research Committee Grant ($1,440), Boise State University

2012

Graduate Assistantships, University of Southern California, fall 2009-spring 2012

2011

Travel Grants, University of Southern California, Jun 2011, Oct 2011

2008

Graduate Assistantships, University of Southern California, fall 2007-spring 2008

2005

Top Honors Graduation Award, Seoul National University, Feb 2005

2000, 2001, and 2002

Semester High Honors, Korea University, fall 2000, spring 2001, fall 2002

Academic Interests

Research

  • local government management
  • service delivery/contracting
  • public budgeting

Teaching

  • public budgeting
  • local government management
  • contracting; statistics; research methods
  • policy/program evaluation
  • general public administration

Journal Articles (Peer-Reviewed)

2022

2021

2018

2006

  • Cheong Kim and Yong-Duck Jung. 2006. “Institutionalizing the National Assembly in Korea, 1948~2006,” Korean Journal of Public Administration 44(4): 91-129.

Work in Progress (for peer review)

  • Cheong Kim and Taehyon Choi. “Government Contracting and the Fiscal Sustainability of Public Services: A Principal-Problem Perspective” (Submitted; Under Review)
  • Cheong Kim, Matthew May, Vanessa Fry. “The Impact of Local Governing Institutions on the Implementation of COVID Policy” (To Submit by September)
  • Cheong Kim, Matthew May, Vanessa Fry. Performance management and contractor form: a survey experiment (Data analysis stage)
  • Cheong Kim and Stephanie Witt. Do council-manager governments achieve better economic performances? (Data collection stage)
  • Cheong Kim, Matthew May, Vanessa Fry. County government form and fiscal performances. (Data collection stage)
  • Cheong Kim. Does government form matter? Meta analysis. (Research design stage)
  • Cheong Kim. Evaluating the performance of government form by regression discontinuity designs (Research design stage)

Public Service Scholarship

Impact

  • 221 downloads by 25 state/local governments and private organizations from 10 countries including the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Nepal, and Thailand

Policy Reports

Co-PI

  • Co-PI. 2022. Impact Evaluation of the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program (#FR-6600-N-83). U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. $451,432. (Proposal Submitted; Under Review)
  • Co-PI. 2019. Health Provider Network Adequacy (#PR-PRP-18-001). Idaho Department of Insurance/U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. $60,000.

IPI Econometrics Workshops

  • (Scheduled) Organizer/Instructor, Regression Discontinuity Designs, fall 2022
  • Organizer/Instructor, Multilevel and Mixed-Effects Regression, fall 2021 (Two sessions)
  • Organizer/Instructor, Linear Regression and Panel Data Analysis, fall 2020 (Five sessions)

Invited Talks

2021

“The State Budget,” Idaho Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (ISTPF) Orientation, organized by McClure Center for Public Policy Research, University of Idaho, Sept 1, 2021

2020

“The Effects of Recessions on Service Contracting,” Guest Lecture for Multivariate Statistical Analysis (MPA class), Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California, Nov 5, 2020

2014

“Economic Recessions and the Service Contracting of Local Governments in California,” SCAG Experts Seminar Series, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Los Angeles, CA, Apr 15, 2014.

Conference Presentations

2022

  • (Scheduled) “Government Contracting and the Fiscal Sustainability of Public Services,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Montréal, Québec, Canada, September 15-18, 2022 (with Taehyon Choi)
  • “Government form and municipal responses to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL, April 7-10, 2022 (with Matthew May and Vanessa Fry)

2021

  • “Government Contracting and the Fiscal Sustainability of Public Services: A Principal-Problem Perspective,” Public Management Research Conference, Honolulu, HI, June 23-25, 2021 (with Taehyon Choi)

2019

  • “What Drives the Growth of Municipal Government?” Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL, Apr 5-8, 2018 (with Greg Hill) (Revised version, “Revisiting Market and Government Failures: Government Growth and Inter-sectoral Dynamics,” presented at Annual Urban Affairs Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 24-27, 2019)

2017

  • “Economic, Political, Fiscal Dimensions of Local Savings Behavior,” Public Management Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN, Jun 11-13, 2015 (with Sanghee Park) (Revised version, “Locking the Door After the Horse Is Stolen: Local Savings Behavior of California Cities,” presented at Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL, Apr 6-9, 2017)

2013

  • “The Effects of Term Limits, Council-Manager Form, and Charters: Evidence from California, 1992-2009,” Public Management Research Conference, Madison, WI, Jun 20-22, 2013.

2014

  • “The Economic and Fiscal Environment, Contracting, and the Share of Non-Collective Goods,” prepared for delivery at Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, Aug 30-Sep 2, 2012; the Meeting cancelled due to Hurricane Isaac (Revised version, “the Effects of Fiscal Conditions and Intergovernmental Dependence on Non-collective Services,” presented at Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, Jan 9-11, 2014).

2011

  • “Economic Recessions, Discretionary Fiscal Resources, and Government Contracting,” Public Management Research Conference, Syracuse, NY, Jun 2-4, 2011 (Revised version, “the Effects of Economic, Fiscal, and Institutional Factors on Government Contracting,” presented at Korean Association for Public Admin.-American Society for Public Admin. International Conference, Seoul, Korea, Oct 28-29, 2011).

Teaching

Boise State University

  • How to Manage Public Finances (PUBADM 565/465, MPA/Undergraduate, Online), spring 2021, spring 2022
  • Public Budgeting and Financial Administration (PUBADM504, MPA), spring/fall 2016, spring 2017, spring 2018, spring 2019, fall 2019, spring 2020 (Hybrid)
  • Capstone Course (PUBADM692, MPA), fall 2017
    Student projects: “Regulatory/compliance options for McCall’s short-term rental market,” “Illegal fireworks in McCall and potential policy measures,” “Bellevue whitewater park impact assessment”
  • (Quantitative) Research Methods (PUBADM503, MPA), spring 2016, spring 2017
  • Program Evaluation (PUBADM510, MPA), fall 2014, fall 2016
  • Intro to Contract Management (PUBADM518, MPA), fall 2015
  • State and Local Government Policy and Administration (PUBADM560, MPA), fall 2015
  • Research Methods Series (PUBADM533-537, MPA), spring 2015
  • Administration in the Public Sector (PUBADM500, MPA), fall 2014

AD HOC Reviewer

  • Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, 2021
  • International Review of Public Administration, 2020
  • American Journal of Political Science, 2017
  • Strategic Management Journal, 2017
  • The Social Science Journal, 2017, 2016