Seula Kim is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University and will join Pennsylvania State University as an Assistant Professor of Economics in 2024. She is a macroeconomist with research interests in firm dynamics, labor economics, innovation, and economic growth.

Her research examines the interplay between firm and labor market dynamics and their aggregate implications by using quantitative heterogeneous-agent macroeconomic models with micro-level administrative and survey data. Specifically, her recent work investigates how worker job prospects impact the wages and growth of young firms and contribute to business dynamism and aggregate productivity. In addition, she is actively engaged in research on the trends and determinants of firm innovation and their interactions with labor market dynamics.

She 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.

Seula Kim joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in April 2024.