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Assistant Professor / School of Business and Technology Management


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Field of Study

Empirical corporate finance
Corporate capital structure
Product market interactions (competition, customer-supplier relationships)
International Finance


Ph.D. in Finance, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (2011)
M.S. in Management Engineering, KAIST, KOREA (2006)
B.S. in Management Engineering, KAIST, KOREA (2003)

Major Career

Assistant Professor, Department of Business and Technology Management, KAIST [Aug. 2020 - present]
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Soongsil University [Mar. 2019 - Jul. 2020]
Visiting Professor, Department of Management Engineering, KAIST [Sep. 2018 – Dec. 2018]
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, City University of Hong Kong [Aug. 2011 - Aug. 2018]

Key Papers

Capital structure decisions along the supply chain: evidence from import competition, 2019, Journal of International Business Studies 50, p. 873-894 (with Qianqian Huang)
Do Business Groups Help Their Affiliated Firms in Their Performance?: Evidence from the Time of High External Capital Market Frictions, 2019, 재무연구 32, p. 351-381 (Single author)
Financial weakness and product market performance: internal capital market evidence, 2016, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 51, p. 307-332 (Single author)