Taeho Kim

Assistant Professor


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Labour Markets
  • Workplace Practices
  • Criminal Justice


Dr. Taeho Kim is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources. His research focuses on workplace practices, criminal justice, and labour markets. In one stream of his research, he studies the question of how to improve accountability and performance in criminal justice organizations. For example, how do police officers’ on-the-job performance and career decisions respond to changes in promotion incentives? How do oversight measures such as body cameras and civilian complaint investigations affect police behavior? In another stream of his research, he studies various questions in the economics of human resources and labor markets. In one recent project, he studies the gender pay gap and the extent to which salary negotiation skills affect labor market outcomes.

"I’m excited to join the CIRHR after my postdoc year at the University of Pennsylvania’s Quattrone Center. At Penn, I pursued two broad areas of research, which I will continue to develop at the CIRHR... Broadly, my research is part of scholars’ ongoing efforts to understand today’s social challenges in promoting a fair criminal justice system and an inclusive, better-functioning labor market. I look forward to getting to know the talented community of researchers, colleagues, and students at the CIRHR and the University of Toronto and working together in various settings."


BA in Economics and Mathematics, Dartmouth College
PhD in Economics, University of Chicago