Sydney Kim

Sydney Kim

PhD Student in Accountancy

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Educational Background

  • M.D.P, Development Policy, Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management, 2019
  • B.A., Management Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 2014

Positions Held

  • Macroeconomic Analyst, Korea Development Institute (KDI) Research, 2017-2018
  • Equity Research Analyst, Korea Investment & Securities, 2013-2015
  • Summer Analyst, Investment Banking Division, Citi Group, 2013
  • Summer Intern, Financial Consulting Division, Samsung, 2012
  • Research Assistant, Financial Consulting Division, Accenture Consulting LLC, 2011

Recent Publications

Other Publications

Working Papers

  • Kim, S. The Impact of Technology Investment on Financial Service Quality: Evidence from Bank Hirings.
  • Kim, S., & Li, L. Green Messages to Attract Talents: Evidence from the Buy American and Hire American Executive Order.
  • Kim, S., Urcan, O., & Yoon, H. The Social Externalities of Bank Disclosure Regulation: Evidence from the Community Reinvestment Act.

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching for Teaching Assistants, Gies Business Alumni Association, 2024
  • Jagdish N. Sheth Scholar, UIUC, 2023
  • AAA/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow, UIUC, 2022
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (Outstanding) - Teaching Assistant, UIUC, 2022
  • Conference Travel Award, UIUC, 2021, 2022
  • Victor L. Bernard Memorial Award, UIUC, 2021
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Doctoral Consortium Fellow, UIUC, 2021
  • Joseph E. Zwisler and Ouida Wald Zwisler Summer Doctoral Fellowship, UIUC, 2020
  • Fred H. Figge Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award, UIUC, 2020
  • AICPA Accounting Fellowship, UIUC, 2020

Teaching Interests

Data Analytics; Machine Learning; Financial Accounting

Research Interests

Human Capital; Banking; ESG


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