Jun Hyung Kim was born in South Korea and finished BA in economics at UC Berkeley. He received PhD in Economics in 2019 at the University of Chicago under the supervision of Professor James J. Heckman.
He started his career at the Institute for Economic at the Social Research at Jinan University in Guangzhou, China, with a research agenda focusing on the economics of labor market, human capital development, family, and education. In 2022, he received the Research Fund for International Young Scientists from the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He is also a member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group and Global Labor Organization.
Jun Hyung Kim joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in March 2022.