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Professor Hasung Jang

Dean and Professor of Finance
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Hasung Jang, Dean and Professor of Finance, Korea University Business School
ECGI Research Associate (2013) :

Biography    
Hasung Jang has been the dean and professor of Finance at Korea University Business School since 2005. He has published numerous papers in journals including Journal of Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization and Financial Analystís Journal. He received the Graham & Dodd Award from the Financial Analyst Journal in 1996.

His academic interests as well as non-academic activities are focused in corporate governance and capital market development. He has been involved in various public entities as either advisor or consultant to the World Bank/IFC, OECD, China Securities Regulatory Commission, World Economic Forum, FTSE-ISS Corporate Governance Index Committee, Lazard Korea Corporate Governance Fund, and Korea Stock Exchange. He also served on the Board of Governors of International Corporate Governance Network for 2006-2008. He was the president of Korea Finance Association for 2008.

He has been the leader of minority shareholder activistís group in Korea since 1996. His shareholder activism brought improvement in corporate governance in Korea by winning a number of shareholder suits against large corporations and banks in Korea. He established the landmark first derivative lawsuit case against a bank which resulted in winning $40million on behalf of minority shareholders. He has contributed in legislating security class action lawsuits and anti-corruption law in Korea. In recognition of his contributions, Business Week placed him among the Asian Star 50 in 1998 and 1999. International Corporate Governance Network awarded him the Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance in 2001 along with two other distinguished figures; Sir Adrian Cadbury and Ira Millstein.

Dr. Jang received Ph.D. in finance from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania in 1987, and had taught at the Wharton School and University of Houston before he joined Korea University in 1990.

Hasung Jang has been the dean and professor of Finance at Korea University Business School since 2005. He has published numerous papers in journals including Journal of Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization and Financial Analystís Journal. He received the Graham & Dodd Award from the Financial Analyst Journal in 1996.

His academic interests as well as non-academic activities are focused in corporate governance and capital market development. He has been involved in various public entities as either advisor or consultant to the World Bank/IFC, OECD, China Securities Regulatory Commission, World Economic Forum, FTSE-ISS Corporate Governance Index Committee, Lazard Korea Corporate Governance Fund, and Korea Stock Exchange. He also served on the Board of Governors of International Corporate Governance Network for 2006-2008. He was the president of Korea Finance Association for 2008.

He has been the leader of minority shareholder activistís group in Korea since 1996. His shareholder activism brought improvement in corporate governance in Korea by winning a number of shareholder suits against large corporations and banks in Korea. He established the landmark first derivative lawsuit case against a bank which resulted in winning $40million on behalf of minority shareholders. He has contributed in legislating security class action lawsuits and anti-corruption law in Korea. In recognition of his contributions, Business Week placed him among the Asian Star 50 in 1998 and 1999. International Corporate Governance Network awarded him the Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance in 2001 along with two other distinguished figures; Sir Adrian Cadbury and Ira Millstein.

Dr. Jang received Ph.D. in finance from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania in 1987, and had taught at the Wharton School and University of Houston before he joined Korea University in 1990.

Research Interests
Corporate governance
Corporate restructuring

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
Does Corporate Governance Predict Firms' Market Values: Time-Series Evidence from Korea ECGI Finance Working Paper 103/2005 November 2005
Predicting Firms' Corporate Governance Choices: Evidence from Korea ECGI Finance Working Paper 087/2005 April 2005
Does Corporate Governance Predict Firms' Market Values? Evidence from Korea ECGI Finance Working Paper 086/2004 May 2005

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