James Joo-Jin Kim, W’59, G’61

James Joo-Jin Kim, W ’59, G ’61, established the James Joo-Jin Kim Professorship in Economics in 2001 to support a preeminent scholar and teacher in the Department of Economics. Kim is Executive Chairman of Amkor Technology, one of the world’s largest providers of outsourced (OSAT) semiconductor packaging, design, and test service. Kim graduated from the Wharton School with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1959, earning a master’s degree in economics from Penn Arts & Sciences in 1961. He is an Emeritus Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, a member of the Lauder Institute Board of Governors, and a former member of the Penn Arts & Sciences Advisory Board and the Wharton Executive Board for Asia. In addition to his leadership support, which established the James Joo-Jin Kim Center for Korean Studies, his philanthropy to Penn includes the James Joo-Jin Kim Professorship at the Wharton School, Penn Medicine, and consistent support for The Penn Fund and The Wharton Fund.

Named Professor

Harold Cole, James Joo-Jin Kim Professor of Economics