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Professor Woochan Kim

Professor of Finance
Korea University Business School
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Woochan Kim, Professor of Finance, Korea University Business School
ECGI Research Associate (2013) :

Dr. Kim is a Professor of Finance at Korea University Business School (KUBS). Before joining KUBS, Dr. Kim was a professor at the KDI School of Public Policy and Management (2000.6 Ė 2012.3) and also worked at the Korean government (serving four years at the Ministry of Finance and Economy), where he held positions in the policy areas of foreign exchange and international financial institutions (IFI). Dr. Kimís current area of research includes corporate governance, pension fund management, foreign portfolio investors, and FX risk management.

Dr. Kim also holds a number of responsibilities outside the school. He serves as the Director of Economic Reform Research Institute (ERRI), a private research institute established in 2009 that studies economic reform issues in Korea. Dr. Kim also held a number of advisory positions at the Korea National Pension Fund, including the Proxy Voting Advisory Committee and the Performance Evaluation and Compensation Advisory Committee.

Dr. Kim holds a B.A. degree in International Economics from Seoul National University and a Ph.D. degree in Public Policy from Harvard University. Dr. Kim passed the High Civil Service Examination (Finance and Economy Section) in 1990, selected as the New Generation Leader 100 (Munhaw Ilbo) in 2000, won the Maekyung Economist Award in 2007 (Maeil Business News Paper), and the Chungram Award (The Korean Economic Association) in 2012.

Research Interests
Business groups
International capital markets
Shareholder activism
Sovereign wealth funds

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
Corporate Governance Indices and Construct Validity ECGI Finance Working Paper 483/2016 May 2017
Do Business Groups Harm Capital Allocation Efficiency Outside the Business Group? ECGI Finance Working Paper 471/2016 July 2016
Executive Compensation: When a Firm is a Business Group Member ECGI Finance Working Paper 447/2015 February 2015
Revisiting Executive Pay in Family-Controlled Firms: Family Premium in Large Business Groups ECGI Finance Working Paper 441/2014 September 2014
The Diffusion of Corporate Governance to Emerging Markets: Evaluating Two Dimensions of Investor Heterogeneity ECGI Finance Working Paper 421/2014 May 2014
Methods for Multi-country Studies of Corporate Governance: Evidence from the BRIKT Countries ECGI Finance Working Paper 414/2014 March 2014
When Heirs Become Major Shareholders: Evidence on Tunnelling and Succession through Related-Party Transactions ECGI Finance Working Paper 413/2014 March 2014
The Effect of Board Structure on Firm Value in an Emerging Market: IV, DiD, and Time Series Evidence from Korea ECGI Finance Working Paper 179/2007 June 2007
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
What Determines the Ownership Structure of Business Conglomerates? On the Cash Flow Rights of Korea's Chaebol ECGI Finance Working Paper 051/2004 September 2004

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