Kim So-young is a Professor at Department of Economics at Seoul National University. He holds a Ph.D. from Yale University.
He was involved with various institutions such as IMF, BIS, ADB, ADBI, Bank of Spain, HKIMR, National Economic Advisory Council, Bank of Korea, CEPR, KCCI, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Ministry of Health and Welfare, FSC, Statistics Korea, HKUST, Princeton University, University of Illinois, and USC under various designations.
He received the Arnould O. Beckman Research Award, Tae Sung Kim Research Award, Chung Ram Research Award, NEAR Research Award, Maeil Business Newspaper Economist Award, and Korean Economy Research Award. He was listed as one of the 100 most promising talents of Korea by Donga-Daily Newspaper. He is the president of Korea KAEA and Korea IEFS.