Albert Young
Albert Young II Kim, Ph.D., 
Associate Professor of Social Sciences

  • Published a variety of work, including: Mental Health Cost of Terrorism: Study of the Charlie Hebdo Attack in Paris  (Health Economics, 2017; 0:1-14); and The Long-Run Impact of Traumatic Experience on Risk Aversion (Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, December 2014, 108: 174-186)
  • Recipient of teaching achievement awards from IEN Institute, the Northern Consortium (NCUK) for 2011 - 2018 academic years
  • Recipient of Sogang University teaching awards in 2011 and 2014
  • Placed graduate students in top Ph.D. programs including University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, and University of British Colombia

Professor Albert Kim conducts research on short- and long-run impact of traumatic experience on health and education outcomes. He is also profoundly interested in the sensitive age hypothesis, which argues that there is a biological link between one’s age and their ability to acquire language. 

Professor Kim joins Minerva from Sogang Universtiy, where he was an associate professor of economics. Previously, he worked at Deloitte’s Chicago office as a tax senior. Professor Kim’s passion for advising undergraduate students interested in entering Ph.D. programs in economics has led him to mentoring many who have gone on to study at top programs in the United States. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from University of Chicago, his M.A. in economics, and his B.Sc. in biochemistry from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.