Kim named recipient of CARD PhD award

Catherine Kling, director of CARD, announced Hyunseok Kim as the recipient of the fifth annual CARD Award for Best PhD Dissertation in Agricultural, Environmental, and Energy Economics Policy.
To be considered for the award graduate students had to submit a copy of their dissertation and a brief summary of how the topic of research related to one of CARD’s research areas. Graduate students were required to have completed their final oral examination in 2017 to be considered.
Kim’s dissertation is a collection of three papers dealing with agricultural and environmental economic policies and their effects on relevant industries. The first essay of his dissertation deals with the renewable fuel standard in competitive equilibrium, the second examines corn and soybean dynamic supply response in the renewable fuel standard era, and the third studies voluntary agreements for emission reduction. Kim’s dissertation can be read at
Kim was awarded a $500 prize, and will have his name added to the Dissertation Award winner plaque at CARD.

(Released April 2018)