Assistant Professor


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Assistant Professor
  • Concentration:

    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Public Budgeting and Finance
    • Education Finance and Policy
  • Department:

    • Political Science
  • Education:

    • PhD, State University of New York at Albany


Youngsung Kim is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration in the Department of Political Science at Colorado State University. He holds a PhD in Public Administration and Policy from the University at Albany – SUNY. His research focuses on public budgeting and finance, education finance and policy, and local government management. He is particularly interested in understanding the accountable and efficient ways to allocate and manage financial resources for public organizations. His articles have appeared in Public Management Review, National Tax Journal, Public Budgeting and FinanceLocal Government Studies, Policy Studies, and State and Local Government Review.


Kim, Youngsung. (Online first). Pathways to Policy Failure: Evidence from Puerto Rico’s 2011 Tax Reform. Policy Studies. (SSCI)

Sorensen, Lucy C., Youngsung Kim, and Moontae Hwang. (2021). The Distributional Effects of Property Tax Constraints on School Districts. National Tax Journal 74(3): 621−654. (SSCI)

Park, Young Joo, Youngsung Kim, and Gang Chen. (Online first). Financial Capacity and Organizational Stability in U.S. Local Governments. Public Management Review. (SSCI)

Kim, Youngsung and Gang Chen. (2020). Cutback Management and Path Dependency: Evidence from the Two Recent Recessions. Local Government Studies 46(2): 278−305. (SSCI)

Kim, Youngsung and David S.T. Matkin. (2020). Financial Condition and Internal Control Deficiencies: Evidence from New York Counties. Public Budgeting and Finance 40(1): 45−69. (SCOPUS)

Kim, Youngsung and Lucy C. Sorensen. (2019). Caught in the Crunch: School District Financial Condition and Performance. State and Local Government Review 51(2): 104−112. (SCOPUS)

Matkin, David S.T., Youngsung Kim, and Young Joo Park. (2018). The Emergence of Public Financial Management. In Stazyk, Edmund C. and H. George Frederickson (Eds). Handbook of American Public Administration, Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.


  • PPA 500 – Research Methods for Public Policy and Administration

  • PPA 501 – Program Evaluation and Quantitative Methods

  • PPA 552 – Public Budgeting and Finance