Kijong Kim is a research associate in Gender Equality and the Economy program at Levy Economics Institute. His current research interests lie in distributional impact analyses of social and fiscal policies; social care investment; gender-oriented macro modeling; and econometric analysis of household and field surveys. The recent research includes a global projection of economic impact of care service expansion (ILO); distributional analysis of the early childhood care and education in Turkey (UNDP, UNW, ILO); and time and income poverty in Ghana and Tanzania; and analyses of household behaviors to the Great recession using time-use and consumption surveys. Kim has taught microeconomics, macroeconomics, and environmental economics at the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University in Tbilisi, Georgia; and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy. He holds a B.S. in Economics from Korea University and a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
A social accounting matrix (SAM) is an economy-wide consistent representation of the payments in an economy, linking production, primary factors, and institutions (the latter often split into households, government, and the rest of the world). In the words of Round (2003), “it is a comprehensive, flexible, and dis-aggregated framework which elaborates and articulates the generation