Research


JOURNAL ARTICLES (PEER-REVIEWED) WITH NOTES

C. Kim and T. Choi. “Government Contracting and the Fiscal Sustainability of Public Services: A Principal-Problem Perspective.” (Revise and Resubmit)

S. W. Kwon, D. B. Bailey, C. Kim. 2022. “Zoning to Enhance Local Sustainability: Why Local Governments Choose to Use Sustainability-Focused Land Use Tools,” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 1-21 (Online published). https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2022.2133685

Note: I undertook data analysis for “Zoning to Enhance Local Sustainability: Why Local Governments Choose to Use Sustainability-Focused Land Use Tools.”

C. Kim and S. Park. 2022. “When Push Comes to Shove: The Effect of Economic Crisis on the Spending of Government Savings,” International Journal of Public Administration 45(6): 523-536. https://doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2020.1868507

Note: I had this train of thought for “When Push Comes to Shove: The Effect of Economic Crisis on the Spending of Government Savings”: first, pork-seeking incentives of legislators are difficult to directly observe. Second, a spending indicator measured at an aggregate government level – for example, spending of government savings, total expenditures, debts, would be a good surrogate measure for individual pork-seeking, because the sum of individual pork-seeking would result in overspending at the government level. Third, spending of government savings (unreserved fund balances) could be a superior measure to total expenditures or debts to study the overspending tendency due to the low visibility of savings in the eyes of residents.

C. Kim. 2021. “Local Government Growth from a Tri-Sector Perspective,” Social Science Journal (Online published). https://doi.org/10.1080/03623319.2020.1851012

Note: “Local Government Growth from a Tri-Sector Perspective” was inspired by the recent nonprofit literature explaining the growth of the nonprofit sector in relation to government size. Reviewing the literature, I became interested in accounting not just for government size and nonprofit sector size but also for for-profit sector size, and explaining their relationships from market/government failure theories.

M. Kwon, S. Y. Tang, C. Kim. 2018. “Examining Strategic Sustainability Plans and Smart-Growth Land-Use Measures in California Cities,” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 61(9): 1570-1593. https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2017.1355779.

Note: I undertook data analysis for “Examining Strategic Sustainability Plans and Smart-Growth Land-Use Measures in California Cities.”

C. Kim. 2015. “The Effects of Recessions on Contracting Moderated by Institutional Arrangements of Government: Evidence from California Cities, 1993~2009,” Public Budgeting & Finance 35(2): 40-65. https://doi.org/10.1111/pbaf.12064

Note: My research question for “The Effects of Recessions on Contracting Moderated by Institutional Arrangements of Government: Evidence from California Cities, 1993~2009” was how two institutional characteristics of government (1. council-manager vs. mayor-council government, 2. home-rule government vs. government without home rule) modified the effect of economic recessions on government spending (contract expenditure). I created double interactions in the model by multiplying recessions twice; first by council manager and then by home rule, which allowed precise measurement of the modifying effects of four institutional combinations: 1) council-manager government with home rule, 2) council-manager government without home rule, 3) mayor-council government with home rule, and 4) mayor-council government without home rule.

C. Kim and Y. D. Jung. 2006. “Institutionalization of the National Assembly in Korea, 1948~2006,” Korean Journal of Public Administration 44(4): 91-129.

WORK IN PROGRESS (FOR PEER REVIEW)

C. Kim, M. May, V. Fry. “The Impact of Local Governing Institutions on the Implementation of COVID Policy” (Submitted; Under Review)

C. Kim, M. May, V. Fry. Performance management and contractor form: a survey experiment (Manuscript writing)

C. Kim and S. Witt. Do council-manager governments achieve better economic performances? A difference-in-differences approach (Data collection)

C. Kim, M. May, V. Fry. County government form and fiscal performances: a difference-in-differences approach (Data collection)

C. Kim, D. B. Bailey, S. W. Kwon. Evaluating the performance of government form by regression discontinuity designs (Data collection)

C. Kim. Does government form matter? Meta analysis. (Research design)

C. Kim. Do local governing institutions reduce bureaucratic corruptions? Conjoint experiment of government officials in Korea (Research design)

C. Kim. The preferences of residents on local governing institutions: conjoint experiment of the U.S. public (Research design)

C. Kim. The perceptions of businesses on local bureaucratic corruptions in Korea: a difference-in-differences analysis of repeated cross-sectional data, 2004-2020 (Research design)