Doctoral Student

Byungyeon Kim

Byungyeon Kim is mainly interested in empirical industrial organization, microeconomic utility models, and product policy. He received MS in Marketing in 2016 and BBA in 2009, both from Korea University Business School. Prior to his graduate studies, Byungyeon worked as a marketer at POSCO.

Working Papers

  1. Do All Your Detailing Efforts Pay Off? Dynamic Panel Data Methods Revisited

    Doug J. Chung, Byungyeon Kim and Byoung Park

    We estimate a sales response model to evaluate the short- and long-term value of pharmaceutical sales representatives' detailing visits to physicians of different types. By understanding the dynamic effect of sales calls across heterogeneous doctors, we provide guidance on the design of optimal call patterns for route sales. Our analyses reveal that the long-term persistence effect of detailing is more pronounced for specialist physicians; the contemporaneous marginal effect is higher for generalists. Free samples have little effect on any type of physician. We also introduce a key methodological innovation to the marketing and economics literature. We show that moment conditions—typically used in traditional dynamic panel data methods—are vulnerable to serial correlation in the error structure. However, traditional tests to detect serial correlation have weak power and can be misleading, resulting in misuse of moment conditions and incorrect inference. We present an appropriate set of moment conditions to properly address serially correlated errors in analyzing dynamic panel data.

    Keywords: dynamic panel data; serial correlation; instrumental variables; sales call; detailing; pharmaceutical industry; Data and Data Sets; Sales; Analysis; Pharmaceutical Industry;


    Chung, Doug J., Byungyeon Kim, and Byoung Park. "Do All Your Detailing Efforts Pay Off? Dynamic Panel Data Methods Revisited." Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 17-108, June 2017. View Details