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Woojin Kim is a Professor of Finance at Seoul National University Business School. Before joining SNU in 2011. He has previously worked at KDI School of Public Policy and Management and at Korea University Business School. His main research focuses on corporate finance, particularly corporate governance and control-related issues in emerging market business groups.

He has published in the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, the Journal of Financial Markets, the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, and European Journal of Finance in the areas of empirical corporate finance and security analysts. He has previously worked in the Korean government before joining the academia and currently serves in a government advisory committee for large business group policies. Professor Kim received a B.A. in Economics from Seoul National University and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Current Projects

Equity Issues and Debt Restructuring: Evidence from an Emerging Market, with Young Kyung Ko, and Shu-Feng Wang, Sep. 2017 (under revision for 3rd round review at Journal of Banking and Finance)
Control Beyond Ownership: Subcontractors of Large Business Groups, with Jongsub Lee, and Yunxiao Liu, Sep. 2017
Free Lunches for Insiders under Investor Inertia and Limited Arbitrage, with Shu-Feng Wang, Mar. 2013
Profitability of Trades from Tax Havens: Stock Picking Ability or Insider Information?, with Cheol-Won Yang, Feb. 2015,

Research Interests

Corporate Finance; Control and Ownership, International Corporate Governance, Business Groups and Pyramids, Security Issues, External Financing & Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions

Working Papers

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