Young Eun Kim is an economist in the Development Research Group based in the Malaysia office. Her current research is on the drivers of total factor productivity and challenges in achieving universal health coverage. She holds a PhD in health economics from the University of Basel (2015) and an M.S. in statistics from the University of Chicago (2007). Before joining the World Bank, she worked at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute as a health economist/PhD researcher (2012–2015).