Postdoctoral Research Associate
Seula Kim is a postdoctoral research associate in the Louis A. Simpson Center for the Study of Macroeconomics and the Department of Economics at Princeton University. In the fall of 2024, she will join Pennsylvania State University as an assistant professor of economics. Her primary research areas include macroeconomics, firm dynamics, innovation, and economic growth. Her research explores various aspects of firm dynamics and their implications for economic growth and inequality by using quantitative heterogeneous-agent macroeconomic models with micro-level administrative and survey data. Specifically, her recent work focuses on understanding how workers’ uncertain job prospects impact the wages and growth of young firms and contribute to business dynamism and productivity growth at the aggregate level. In addition, she is actively involved in research related to the trends and determinants of firm innovation and their role in economic growth, as well as the impact of spatial variations in market structures on inequality. Kim received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland in 2023 and holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in economics from Seoul National University.