Yeong Jae Kim

Yeong Jae Kim
KDI School of Public Policy and Management | KDI

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Dr. Yeong Jae Kim is an Assistant Professor at KDI School of Public Policy and Management and affiliated scientist at RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE). The CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, in partnership with Resources for the Future (RFF), the energy and environmental economics think tank based in Washington, DC. http://www.kimyj.com

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Publications (18)
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The decision to transition to low-carbon energy often needs to identify how efficiently to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and supply energy. The limited studies that account for cost efficiency of energy supply and carbon reduction allow a decision maker to balance energy supply against the corresponding greenhouse gas emissions for a given ener...
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Collaboration plays a crucial role in accelerating low-carbon innovation, which, as an emerging technology, requires knowledge in varied domains from diverse actors across the globe. Whereas previous research has shown that collaboration positively affects low-carbon innovation, the unintended consequence of cumulating stocks of knowledge on low-ca...
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This study identifies the effect of Uber on the air quality of urban agglomerations in the United States. For this, we infer its causal impact on the Environmental Protection Agency’s air quality index with state-of-the-art difference-in-difference estimators accounting for Uber’s staggered implementation and dynamic treatment effects. Results show...
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Decarbonisation of the power sector requires feasible strategies for rapid phase-out of fossil fuels and expansion of low-carbon sources. This study develops and uses a model with an explicit account of power plant stocks to explore plausible decarbonization scenarios of the power sector in the Republic of Korea through 2050 and 2060. The results s...
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To foster the development, multiple sources of uncertainty associated with benefits and costs of innovation portfolios from low carbon investment need to be considered. We apply Modern Portfolio Theory to construct efficient portfolios of different low-carbon technology fields. The empirical framework is applied to four countries (i.e., Germany, th...
Technical Report
In the absence of a global greenhouse gas reduction mechanism, the EU adopted the strongest climate mitigation policy in the world. As a result of this, there are concerns about the challenges faced by EU carbon-intensive and trade exposed countries and industries as well as regarding the effective contribution of EU climate policies to GHG emissio...
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Although numerous studies have examined the economic benefits of demand response programs, the environmental impacts of such programs have been relatively underexplored. This study assesses the impact of demand resource bidding on the wholesale energy market and the environment, based on three years of high temporal-resolution data from Korea. In t...
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A systemic perspective on energy innovation is required to design effective portfolios of directed innovation activity. We contribute a standardised set of technology-specific indicators which describe processes throughout the energy technology innovation system, ranging from patents and publications to policy mixes, collaborative activity, and mar...
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We develop a novel approach for quantitatively analysing future storylines of change by combining econometric analysis and Monte Carlo simulation for four different storylines of change in the EU's energy innovation system. We explore impacts on three key innovation outcomes: patenting (innovation), co-invention (collaboration), and technology cost...
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Fostering the global development of low-carbon technology is crucial to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. This paper analyzes the effect of energy-efficiency policies on lighting patenting between 1992 and 2007, using data for 19 OECD countries. We examine levels of energy-efficiency RD&D expenditures (representing a technology-push approach) an...
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Research on science and technology policy has heavily relied on patent data. However, relatively few studies of food safety patent activity appear in scholarly literature. This paper provides a discussion on patents as a measure of new knowledge generation in the food safety sector. In so doing, there are inherent challenges to identifying a resear...
Conference Paper
The aim of this paper is to evaluate the consistency of directed innovation activity in the EU with the priority areas set out in the SET Plan. We apply the Energy Technology Innovation System framework to evaluate the distribution of directed innovation efforts between the SET Plan priority areas in 2015. First, we review relevant literature on in...
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Overview This chapter discusses how patent data can be used to provide additional information about the structure and commercialization of food safety research. Although, historically, a great deal of the research evaluating the impact of science has relied on the study of patents (1, 2), this is not the case in food safety. Experts participating i...
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Numerous studies have shown the potential for US manufacturing to cut its energy costs by installing more efficient equipment that offers competitive payback periods, but the realization of this potential is hindered by numerous obstacles. This paper evaluates seven federal policy options aimed at revitalizing US manufacturing by improving its ener...

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The project aims at ensuring that the digital transformation is not a barrier to decarbonisation, rather an enabler. The project will identify and measure the decarbonisation consequences of three disruptive digitalisation technologies in hard-to-decarbonise sectors: additive manufacturing in industry, mobility-as-a-service in transportation, and AI in buildings. The project will produce a distinctive data collection to examine the technical and socioeconomic potential of these technologies, enhance decarbonisation narratives and ensure that digital technology supports energy transition.
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INNOPATHS is a four year EU funded research project that aims to work with key economic and societal actors to generate new, state-of-the-art low-carbon pathways for the European Union.
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Supporting the development of climate policies to deliver on the Paris Agreement, through Integrated Assessment Models