Anton Kim

School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Economics
Assistant Professor

Anton Kim is Assistant Professor of Economics in Nazarbayev University’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Wyoming in 2014. His areas of expertise consist of microeconomic theory and experimental economics. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Wyoming, as well as graduate courses at the Institute of Forecasting and Macroeconomic Research. Additionally, he has performed statistical consulting for the United Nations Development Project on multiple occasions.

Dr. Kim’s current research introduces a new class of impure public goods, known as group goods. His work identifies equilibrium and welfare properties of markets for group goods, motivates a more nuanced antitrust policy, and suggests a novel way to achieve environmental sustainability. His research agenda involves investigating how the survival of group goods depends on the degree to which they are adapted to the environment of consumer needs, the modeling of consumer bundling, as well as the experimental testing of bias interaction and bias attenuation in contingent valuation studies.

Dr. Kim teaches classes in the fields of economics, finance, and statistics. His instruction experience includes the following courses: Principles of Microeconomics, Managerial Economics, Financial Markets and Institutions, Fundamentals of Statistics, Time Series Analysis (graduate course), and Applied Multivariate Analysis (graduate course).