Oliver W. Kim

Hong Kong

Research Tips

May 5, 2021

Here are some tips with fairly broad applicability to research students, closer to “life hacks” that will save you time than actual life advice.

The Real Development was the Friends We Made Along the Way

Apr 7, 2021

Albert Hirschman.

Easy As Pi

Feb 1, 2021

My Macbook is in the shop for butterfly keyboard and battery-related issues, so I’m operating off of a Raspberry Pi for the week.

The RA's Guide to Busia

Jul 26, 2019

Spending a summer doing fieldwork in Busia, Kenya has become a rite of passage for Berkeley development RAs. When I was planning my trip, I wish there’d been a guide with the collected experience of former RAs all in one place—here’s my attempt at writing it. All information is current as of summer 2019.


Feb 7, 2019

Hello. I am a first-year PhD student in Economics at UC Berkeley, starting in 2018. I did my undergrad at Harvard College, graduating in 2016, and worked for two years at the New York Fed.