Global Affairs
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Younsung Kim

Younsung Kim

Younsung Kim

Assistant Professor

Environmental governance, climate change policy, corporate environmentalism and public policy, public policy analysis and evaluation

Dr. Kim has conducted research on collaborative and voluntary approaches in environmental policy. Focusing on the private sector, she has explored such topics as whether firms’ self-regulatory greening efforts are effective, why some firms are more receptive to mandated environmental regulations, and how collaborative governance schemes help mitigate complicated environmental issues, including climate change.

Her research interests are deeply rooted in her prior professional experience working as a public information officer in the Ministry of Environment in Korea. She also worked at the Carbon Finance Team of the World Bank which provides policy advice regarding country-specific opportunities for carbon financing and renewable energy projects. She teaches courses in Environmental Policy, Environmental Planning and Administration, Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences, and Business and Sustainability at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.