James Kim

James Kim

Policy Researcher II
(510) 486-5261


James Hyungkwan Kim is an Energy Economist titled Energy Policy Project Scientist in the Electricity Markets and Policy Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He conducts research on clean energy market policy and the related value and costs of power system technologies to analyze clean energy resources in response to deep decarbonized grid needs. James has published his research in Applied Energy, Energy Research & Social Science, and IEEE among other outlets.

Prior to joining the lab, James worked in the U.S as an energy economist and trader at Tenaska Power Services and an energy policy researcher at Indiana State Utility Forecasting Group. Internationally, James worked in the United Nations Environment Programme in Geneva for Finance Initiative, ASEAN summit focused on energy issues, investment banking for green finance, and management consultancy for sustainable businesses.

James holds a Ph.D in Applied Economics from Purdue University; an M.S in Economics from Brunei University; and a B.A in Computer Science and Industrial Engineering from Yonsei University.