Taeho Kim, Ph.D.
Economics/Financial Economics, International financial crisis management, U.S. and international banking, Credit derivatives, U.S.-South Korea free-trade initiatives
Taeho Kim, Ph.D., is a professor and the Faculty Director of Student Internship Reports at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is highly respected for his lifetime academic achievements in economics and financial economics, including analysis of theory, policy and issues in banking, global finance and international trade.
Among his globally-focused areas of expertise are international financial-crisis management, U.S. and international banking, credit derivatives, and U.S.-Korea free trade initiatives, resulting in publication of a major MBA-level textbook International Money and Banking, one of the first in its kind, published by Routledge and Thomson Business Press.
His research, teaching innovative courses, and leadership service have earned him an impressive list of honors over the years. He was the first recipient of the Best Publication Award at Thunderbird, twice recipient of the Best Teaching Award, and the Excellence in Service Award for his leadership service as the school’s Faculty Senate Chair and Faculty President during the transition preparation period of the school. He was also a Fulbright graduate fellow completing his Ph.D. degree when Thunderbird offered him a position as an assistant professor in 1973.
Dr. Kim has been a frequent contributor of academic journal and book chapter articles in leading scholarly publications. Included on his long list of contributions are articles in Journal of Monetary Economics; Management International Review (mir); Journal of Economic Developmene; International Encyclopedia of Business and Management; One World Beyond All Barriers: A Better World Economic Order; Global Risk Assessments: Issues, Concepts, and Applications. Dr. Kim was also Guest Editor of Special Issue of International Executive: Moving toward Borderless Financial Markets.
In mid-1980s when China was still at an earlier stage of opening its economy, Professor Kim was a visiting professor of economics at University of International Economics and Business, delivering a series of lectures on economics of functioning of market economy and role of multilateral world financial institutions for the developing economies.
Also when the Korean government was pursuing all out globalization policy in mid-1990s Dr. Kim was a Globalization Faculty Advisor-in-Residence at Korea Development Bank during his one-semester sabbatical leave. Concurrently, he was a visiting professor at Seoul National University, introducing his international banking seminar course.
A founding member of the editorial board of The International Executive, Dr. Kim has been a longtime associate editor of The International Executive/Thunderbird International Business Review, as well as serving as an invited reviewer of AIB annual conference papers for years. Dr. Kim has presented numerous research papers, chaired sessions and served as discussant-panel member on many occasions at annual meetings of Academy of International Business, Econometric Society, Atlantic Economic Society, Western Economic Association, Financial Management Association, and others.
Dr. Kim earned a Ph.D. in economics with distinction in econometrics and an M.A. in economics both from the University of Colorado as a Fulbright graduate fellow. He received his B.A. as the top graduate in economics at Kookmin College, Seoul. He speaks English, Korean and Japanese.