Cheongsin Kim, PhD
Assistant Research Professor, Idaho Policy Institute
Office Hours: By Appointment Only
Zions Bank Bldg.
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1935
Cheongsin Kim, Ph.D., is an Assistant Research Professor at the Idaho Policy Institute. Before joining Boise State, he worked as a Research Associate for the Bedrosian Center on Governance at the University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. degree in Policy, Planning, and Development from USC in 2013 with specialization in public management. His interests are in local government management and public financial management. At present, he is engaged with a team project about how local governments adopt the strategic plans for climate protection and energy sustainability. In addition, he is investigating what determines the levels of fund balances and whether volunteering is a useful means of service delivery that eases fiscal burdens.
Cheongsin’s dissertation, Essays on Fiscal Outcomes of Cities in California, examined what affects the levels of fiscal outcomes such as service contracting and publicly provided private goods. The analysis of California cities provided evidence for the importance of institutional and fiscal factors – e.g., government form, home rule, budget surpluses, fund balances, and revenues from upper governments.
Cheongsin studied at Korea University (Bachelor of Public Administration), and Seoul National University (Master of Public Administration), where he won an academic top honors award at graduation.