Bachelor in Economics, Seoul National University, 1976. Master of Arts in Economics, Seoul National University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Seoul National University, 1988.
Full-time instructor The Third Military Academy, Yeongcheon, 1978—1981, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, 1981—1984. Visiting professor Seoul National University, 1985. Assistant professor Kyungpook National University, Daegu, 1985—1989, 1990—1994, professor, since 1995.
Invited professor University Paris 13, 2006. Visiting scholar University California, Berkeley, 2006—2007. Advisor Ministry of Labor, Seoul, Korea (South), since 2004, Presidential Committee on Balanced National Development, Seoul, 2004—2006, Presidential Committee on Policy Planning, Seoul, 2004—2006.
Captain Korean Army, 1978-1981, Yeongcheon.
Editor: (book) Alternative Development Model: Beyond Neoliberalism, 2007, Analyses of Contemporary Capitalism, 2007, Methodologies of New Political Economy, 2005. Author: The Third Way of the Korean Economy, 2006, New Political Economy, 2001, Political Economy of Industrial Relations in Korea, 1997, Monopoly Capital and Wage-Labor in Korea, 1988.
Republican Decentralization Movement for Sustainable Korea, Daegu, Korea (South), 2002—2004, Good Policy Forum, Seoul, 2006. President Taegu Institute Social Studies, Daegu, 2000—2003. Master: New Political Economy Study Group (director 2002-2006).
Member: Korean Social Economic Association (board directors 2000-2006), Korean Economic Association.
Married Ae-Kyung Kim, February 28, 1999. Married Joo-Kyung Kim, May 17, 1981 (divorced February 7, 1998). Children: Hyun-Kang, Min-Young, Hyun-Min, Hye-Young.