Kim, Francis D.

Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship



Francis is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Thomas Schmidheiny Research Fellow at the Indian School of Business. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University (2018).

Combining the disciplines of Financial Economics and Economic History, his research spans from Theory of Entrepreneurship, Corporate Governance, and the Philosophy of Capitalism. Some of his work was featured at the 2018 Political Economy of Finance Conference by Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and at the 2020 Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics. Francis has taught Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital to PGP students at the Indian School of Business since 2019, and to MBA students at Yonsei University School of Business in Springs 2020 & 2021.

For Fall 2019, Francis was invited as a Visiting Scholar to Harvard Law School, primarily to research on Contract, and was an Affiliate at Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University.

Prior to his academic career, Francis served as an Associate Strategist and Junior Economist at Goldman Sachs for the Asia-Pacific region and had served as a Navy Officer in South Korea.



  • 2018 - Present: Assistant Professor, Indian School of Business
  • 2019 - 2019: Visiting Scholar, Harvard Law School