Younghun Shim

Younghun Shim

Welcome to my website! I am an economist in Development Macroeconomics Research Division at the International Monetary Fund. I received my PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago in June 2023.

Research Interests

  • Macroeconomics, Economic Growth, International Trade
  • Innovation, Development

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Curriculum Vitae: CV

Working Papers

Superstars or Supervillains? Large Firms in the South Korean Growth Miracle

(with Jaedo Choi, Andrei A. Levchenko, Dimitrije Ruzic)  Latest Draft (June 2024)
NBER Working Paper 32648 CEPR Discussion Paper 19207


From Adoption to Innovation: State-Dependent Technology Policy in Developing Countries (JMP)

Reject and Resubmit, American Economic Review

(with Jaedo Choi)  Latest Draft (March 2024)
STEG Working Paper 091 IMF working paper 552105


Heterogeneous Effects of Capital-Embodied Innovation on Labor Market

(with Hyejin Park)   Latest Draft (May 2024)


Technology Adoption and Late Industrialization

(with Jaedo Choi)   Latest Draft   (October 2023)
STEG Working Paper 033


Work in Progress

Quid-Pro-Quo: Did US Multinationals Transfer Too Much Technology to China?

(with Jaedo Choi, George Cui, Yongseok Shin)


University of Chicago (as a Teaching Assistant)

  • Economic Growth (Winter 2022)
  • The Elements of Economic Analysis III (Macroeconomics) (Spring 2020)
  • International Economics (Winter 2020)
  • Economic Policy Analysis (Advanced Macroeconomics): (Fall 2019,2020)
  • Econometrics (Fall 2018)