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Hyeong-Min (Christian) Kim, PhD

Associate Professor
Academic AreaMarketing
Areas of InterestMarketing Management, Marketing Strategy

Hyeongmin Christian Kim joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2008 as a founding member. He is an Associate Professor in the research track. His research interests include economic mobility, self-control, and materialism.


    • PhD, Marketing, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
    • MBA, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University
    • BBA, Business Administration, Seoul National University


    Selected publications
    • Sunyee Yoon & H. Christian Kim (2018), “Feeling Economically Stuck: The Effect of Perceived Economic Mobility and Socioeconomic Status on Variety Seeking, Journal of Consumer Research, 44 (February), 1141-56. 
    • Sunyee Yoon & H. Christian Kim (2016), “Keeping the American Dream Alive: The Interactive Effect of Perceived Economic Mobility and Materialism on Impulsive Spending, Journal of Marketing Research, 53 (October), 759-72.
    • Kim, H. Christian & Thomas Kramer (2015), “Do Materialists Want to Be the Masters of Brand? The Interactive Effect of Brand Anthropomorphism and Materialism, Journal of Consumer Research, 42 (August), 284–99.
    • Kim, H. Christian, Katina Kulow & Thomas Kramer (2014), “The Interactive Effect of Beliefs in Malleable Fate and Fateful Predictions on Choice,” Journal of Consumer Research, 41 (April), 1139–48.
    • Kachersky, Luke, Sankar Sen, H. Christian Kim & Marina Carnevale (2014), “Buyer Beware of Your Shadow: How Price Moderates the Effect of Incidental Similarity on Buyer Behavior,” Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44, 643–49.
    • Kim, H. Christian (2013), “Situational Materialism: How Entering Lotteries May Undermine Self-Control,” Journal of Consumer Research, 40 (December), 756–72.  
    • Kim, H. Christian (2013), “How Variety-Seeking versus Inertial Tendency Influences the Effectiveness of Immediate versus Delayed Promotions,” Journal of Marketing Research, 50 (June), 416–26.


    • Marketing Management

    Honors and distinctions

    • Marketing Science Institute Research Award #4000350, 2017
    • Carey Business School Black and Decker Research Grant, 2017
    • Carey Business School Behavioral Research Grant, 2016, 2017
    • Association for Consumer Research Doctoral Symposium Faculty Fellow, 2015, 2016
    • Marketing Science Institute Research Award #4-1913, 2015
    • Marketing Science Institute Research Award #4-1938, 2015
    • Marketing Science Institute Young Scholar, 2015
    • “MSI distinguishes rising stars whose novel research already hints at their game-changing potential.”
    • Emerald Citation of Excellence Award, 2013
    • Awarded for co-authoring one of the top 3 most cited business journal articles published in 2009
    • 5th Baruch College Faculty Research Recognition Award, 2007
    • Eugene M. Lange Faculty Research Award, 2006
    • PSC-CUNY 36 Research Award, 2006
    • PSC-CUNY 35 Research Award, 2005
    • The Franco Nicosia Best Competitive Paper Award, Association for Consumer Research, Orlando, FL, 2005