School reopening should be done on a risk-based approach – with situations closely monitored, particularly for the effect of COVID-19 variants – and school closure be used as a last resort.
Hyuncheol Bryant Kim
Hyuncheol Bryant Kim is an Associate Professor in Economics Department at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University (on leave). He is an applied empirical micro-economist focusing on causal impacts of policy interventions in health and education sectors through large scale data analysis and social experiment. The main goal of his research is to understand the fundamental relationship between human capital investment and individual and societal well-being in Africa and Asia, which is insufficiently understood. He received MD from Yonsei University, Korea, and PhD in Economics from Columbia University, USA. His research is published in leading journals such as Science, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Health Economics, and other international journals.
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