Kyungjin Min

Examining the role of public procurement in driving sustainability in smart cities


Supervisors: Wonhyuk Cho and Barbara Allen


Kyungjin is a highly experienced Research Analyst with seven years of diverse experience in both the public and private sectors. Currently serving as an Economic Affairs Officer at the Korean Embassy in Wellington, he has developed a strong expertise in economic and trade, climate change, and energy issues in New Zealand. He is particularly fascinated by the New Zealand Government’s first Emission Reduction Plan, which places great emphasis on building a sustainable and efficient energy system. He has also been taking a leading role in organising economic conferences that aims to foster collaboration and cooperation between Korea and New Zealand. Prior to his current role, Kyungjin worked at an IT start-up company in Germany, where he conducted market research on 5G/AR industries.


M.Sc in Life Science Economics and Policy, Technical University of Munich

B.A in Political Science, University of Washington

Research Interest:

Kyungjin's research interests lie in the field of smart cities and the adoption of smart technologies in the public sector. As the uptake of advanced smart technologies in the public sector progresses, the task of city and local governments becomes more complex and critical. In particular, he is interested in exploring the role of public procurement, leveraging high purchasing power, in promoting and advancing smart city initiatives.