Wayne State University

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Nayoung Kim

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Office Location
214 Knapp Bldg
Office Phone
577-2297
Research Focus
(Dissertation)
Is Private Long-term Care Insurance Affordable for Older Adults?
Advisor: Gail Jensen, Professor, Institute of Gerontology and Department of
Economics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Dissertation Research
Grant
Areas of Expertise
Health Economics; Economics of Aging; Health Insurance; Long Term Care; Applied Microeconomics
Courses Taught

Core Courses:

Microeco Theory 1; Microeco Theory 2; Macroeco Theory 1; Macroeco Theory 2;  Intr: Econometrics; Econometrics 1; Econometrics 2; Fundtls: Econ Analys

Elective Courses:

Econ Hlth Care 1;Econ Hlth Care 2; Econ:Human Rescrces; Lbr Eco & Hmn Rcs; Adv International Finance; Adv Intnt Trad Thry; Adv Money&Banking;

Education
Ph.D. Economics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, (Expected January 2010)
M.A. Economics, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Republic of Korea, August 2000
B.A. Economics, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Republic of Korea, February 1998
Professional Associations
AcademyHealth
American Economic Association (AEA)
Korea-America Economic Association (KAEA)
Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
Honors and Awards
Graduate Student Poster Award, AcademyHealth, June 2009
-       One of four finalists: there were around 80 grad student posters. Among them, four leading research posters were
selected.
Appointment to Pre-Doctoral Trainee, National Institute of Health Pre-Doctoral Training Program, Institute of Gerontology-Wayne State University, August 2007 - Present
-       Vice President, Graduate Student Organization, June 2009 - Present.
Graduate Student Travel Award, Wayne State University, February, 2009.
Pre-doctoral Student Travel Award, Institute of Gerontology-Wayne State University, November 2008.
Pre-doctoral Student Travel Award, Institute of Gerontology-Wayne State University, November 2007.
Housing Allowance Competition, Graduate School, Wayne State University, 2007 - 2008.
Academic scholarship, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, 1999.

 

Publications

 (Working Papers)

Nayoung Kim, “Who Can Afford Private Long-term Care Insurance?” (with Gail Jensen) Institute of Gerontology-Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
Nayoung Kim, “The Relationship between Obesity and Smoking in Older Men and Women,” Department of Economics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
Nayoung Kim, “The Relationship between Obesity and Tobacco Consumption: A Cross-country Comparison,” Department of Economics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
Nayoung Kim, “The Effect of Liberalization of Trade in Services on Productivity Growth in Korea,” Department of Economics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
Research Support/Funding
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Dissertation Grant, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, 2009 - 2010.
Academic Experience
Research Assistant, Institute of Gerontology-Wayne State University, August 2007 - Present
-       Issues on Private Long-term Care Insurance
-       Extensive experience with large data sets, such as Health and Retirement Study (HRS), RAND HRS, OECD Health Data and National Longitudinal Survey of Youth1979 (NLSY79)
-       SAS programming and model estimation.
Research Assistant, School of Business Administration, Wayne State University, June - August 2009
-       Data Mining and Cleaning for the Study on Innovation of Automobile Industry using SAS
Research Assistant, Korea Development Institute, Seoul, Republic of Korea, May 2001 - July 2002
(Working with Dr. Ha-won Chang)
-       The Policy Study of Service Industry Development
-       The Study on the Growth and Employment in Service Industry.
Research Assistant, Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, Seoul, Republic of Korea, July 2000 - April 2001   
(Working with Dr. Byung-ho Choi & Young-seok Shin)
-       The Study of Measures for Extending the Workplace Based Health Insurance Program to Cover Self-Employed Participants
-       Strategic Planning for Ensuring the Financial Stability of the Medicare System Director.
Teaching Experience
Part-time faculty (2006 - 2009)
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
ECO 2020: Principles of Macroeconomics, Spring/Summer 2006, Winter 2007, Fall 2008, Winter 2009      
ECO 2010: Principles of Microeconomics, Spring/Summer 2007
 
Teaching assistant (2005 - 2006)
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
ECO 2020: Principles of Macroeconomics, Fall 2005, Winter 2006
Presentations
Kim, Nayoung, “Who Can Afford Private Long-term Care Insurance?” (with Gail Jensen) Poster presentation, Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta, GA, November 2009.
Kim, Nayoung, “Who Can Afford Private Long-term Care Insurance?” (with Gail Jensen) Poster presentation, Annual Open House, Institute of Gerontology-Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, October 2009.
Kim, Nayoung, “Is Private Long-term Care Insurance affordable for Older Adults?”  (with Gail Jensen) Paper and poster presentations, AcademyHealth, Chicago, IL, June 2009.
Kim, Nayoung, “Is Private Long-term Care Insurance affordable for Older Adults?” (with Gail Jensen) Poster presentation (representative of WSU), Graduate Education Week in Michigan, Lansing, MI, April 2009.
Kim, Nayoung, “Is Private Long-term Care Insurance affordable for Older Adults?” (with Gail Jensen) Poster presentation, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, San Antonio, TX, February 2009.
Kim, Nayoumg, “The Relationship between Obesity and Smoking in Older Men and Women,” Paper presentation, Gerontological Society of America, National Harbor, MD, November 2008.
Kim, Nayoung, “Affordability of Private Long-term Care Insurance for Older Adults,” (with Gail Jensen) Poster presentation, Gerontological Society of America, National Harbor, MD, November 2008.
Kim, Nayoung, “Affordability of Private Long-term Care Insurance for Older Adults,” (with Gail Jensen) Poster presentation, Annual Open House, Institute of Gerontology-Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, October 2008.