Kyungmin (Teddy) Kim

Kyungmin (Teddy) Kim

Associate Professor, Economics


Kyungmin (Teddy) Kim is an associate professor of economics at the University of Miami. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009. Before joining UM, he had worked at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and at the University of Iowa. He is an economic theorist, mainly working in the areas of information economics, bargaining theory, and search theory. He has published in several prestigious journals, such as Econometrica, Review of Financial Studies, Theoretical Economics, RAND Journal of Economics, and American Economic Journal: Microeconomics. He was a recipient of the Korea American Economic Association Young Scholar award in 2016 and has served on the editorial board of Economic Theory since 2015.

Research Interests

Dynamic games; search theory; industrial organization; and finance

Featured Publications

  • “Information Spillovers, Gains from Trade, and Interventions in Frozen Markets,” with Braz Camargo and Ben Lester, Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 29, No. 5 (May 2016), pp. 1291-1329.

    “Efficient Competition through Cheap Talk: The Case of Competing Auctions,” with Philipp Kircher, Econometrica, Vol. 83, No. 5 (Sep. 2015), pp. 1849-1875.

    “Public Offers in the Market for Lemons with Large Discounting,” Economics Letters, Vol. 130 (May 2015), pp. 63-65.

    “Honesty vs. Advocacy,” with Jonathan Pogach, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol. 105 (Sep. 2014), pp. 51-74.

    “Information Acquisition in a War of Attrition,” with Frances Xu Lee, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Vol. 6, No. 2 (May 2014), pp. 37-78

    “Endogenous Market Segmentation for Lemons,” RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 43, No. 3 (Fall 2012), pp. 562-576.

    “The Coase Conjecture with Incomplete Information on the Monopolist's Commitment,” Theoretical Economics, Vol. 4, No. 1 (March 2009), pp. 17-44.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Economics, Miami Herbert Business School, 2010 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2009 - 2010


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 2009
  • B.A., Economics, Seoul National University, 2004
Kyungmin (Teddy) Kim


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