Anthony B. Kim researches international economic issues with a focus on economic freedom and free trade at The Heritage Foundation.
As a Policy Analyst in Heritage's Center for International Trade and Economics (CITE), Kim assumes the primary responsibility of coordinating the complex research and production process by which the Index of Economic Freedom is produced.
The Index is co-published annually with The Wall Street Journal. It tracks the march of economic freedom around the world by measuring 10 freedoms – from property rights to entrepreneurship – in 157 countries. In 2007, after a decade of publishing the Index, Heritage executives decided that the Index needed changes to make it more accessible to more people - from the congressional staffer to the college student, from the finance minister to the financial adviser.
As one of the handful of Heritage experts who grades the Index's 157 countries, Kim helped oversee those changes and his work earned him Heritage's prestigious Drs. W. Glenn and Rita Ricardo Campbell Award in 2007. The award is given to the employee who has delivered "an outstanding contribution to the analysis and promotion of a Free Society."
Before joining Heritage in 2001, he studied economics at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N. J., and earned his master's degree in international trade and investment policy from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. He lives in Washington, D.C.