ACADEMIC POSITION 

Purdue University, Krannert School of Management 
Assistant Professor in Finance, August 2013 - Present 

EDUCATION 

The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business
Ph.D. in Finance, August 2008 - August 2013 

Korea University, School of Business Administration 
M.S. in Finance, March 2006 – February 2008 
B.B.A. in Business Administration, March 2002 – February 2006 

RESEARCH INTERESTS 

International Corporate Finance, Multinational Firms, Mergers and Acquisitions, Ownership Structure, Corporate Governance 

PUBLICATIONS 

          “International Corporate Diversification and Financial Flexibility”
Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 30 (December 2017), pp. 4133-4178. 

“Do Acquisitions Relieve Target Firms’ Financial Constraints?” (with Isil Erel and Michael S. Weisbach) 
The Journal of Finance, Vol. 70 (February 2015), pp. 289-328. 

- Grant award from the National Center for the Middle Market at the Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
- Media: NBER Digest, September 2013 Issue


WORKING PAPERS 

“The multinational return premium: Investor’s perspective” (with Xue Wang and Xiaoyan Zhang)

“Corporate liquidity, acquisitions, and macroeconomic conditions” (with Isil Erel, Bernadette Minton, and Michael S. Weisbach)

- Grant award from the National Center for the Middle Market at the Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
- Media: Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation

 “What drives global syndication in bank loans? Effects of bank regulations” (with Janet Gao)

- Grant award from The Risk Institute at the Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University

“Why are firms sold? Evidence from acquisitions of European private firms” (with Natalia Reisel) 

“Taking a long view: Investor trading horizon and earnings management strategy” (with Kyung Yun Lee) 


ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

Conference Presentation and Invited Seminars

2017

    Arne Ryde Conference on Financial Intermediation, Lund, Sweden, scheduled Dec 2017 (paper, discussion)
    FMA, Boston, Oct 2017 (paper)
    Financial Intermediation Research Society Conference, Hong Kong, Jun 2017 (discussion)
    European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Athens, Greece, Jun 2017 (paper, discussion)
    The Ohio State University Finance Alumni Conference, Apr 2017 (paper)
    Midwest Finance Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Mar 2017 (paper)

2016

FMA, Las Vegas, Oct 2016 (discussion)
The Summer Institute of Finance Conference (SIF), Shanghai, China, Jul 2016 (paper)
China International Conference in Finance (CICF), Xiamen, China, Jul 2016 (paper, discussion)
European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Basel, Switzerland, Jun 2016 (paper, discussion)
Financial Intermediation Research Society Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, Jun 2016 (discussion)
Midwest Finance Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Mar 2016 (paper)

2015

    Northern Finance Association Conference, Lake Louise, Sep 2015 (discussion)
    The Wabash River Finance Conference, Purdue University, Aug 2015 (paper) 

2014

    KAFA International Finance Conference, Hawaii, Aug 2014 (paper)
    Multinational Finance Society Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2014 (paper)
    The Ohio State University Finance Alumni Conference, May 2014 (discussion)
    AFA, Philadelphia, January 2014 (paper)

2013

University of Hawaii,  Purdue University, Georgetown University, Federal Reserve Board, Virginia Tech, University of Missouri, Korea University, Korea Institute of Finance
FMA, Chicago, October 2013 (discussion)
WFA, Lake Tahoe, June 2013 (paper)
Financial Intermediation Research Society Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 2013 (paper, discussion)

2012

    Steve Buser Seminar Series at the Fisher College of Business, University of Connecticut, Florida State University
    FMA Doctoral Consortium, Atlanta, October 2012 (paper)


Referee Experience 
Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, European Financial Management, Management Science, Journal of Banking and Finance

Program Committee Member
FMA Asian Conference (2014-2016)

Dissertation Committee Member
Samer Semaan (Purdue University Ph.D., Cornerstone)
Jin Hee Kim (Purdue University Ph.D., Post-doctorate program at University of Virginia, Darden)
Kyung Yun Lee (Purdue University Ph.D., Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea)

TEACHING 

Purdue University, Krannert School of Business 
  • MGMT 310: Financial Management (Undergraduate), 3 sections 2014-2017 (average evaluation: 4.6/5.0)
  • MGMT 644: Venture Capital and Investment Banking (MBA), Fall 2017 (average evaluation: 4.7/5.0)
  • MGMT 699: Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Finance (Undergraduate), Spring 2018 scheduled
The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business 
  • FIN 721: Corporate Finance (Undergraduate), Fall 2011 

AWARDS 

Distinguished teacher for undergraduate program, Purdue University, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Research Scholar, GE Capital-Fisher National Center for the Middle Market, 2012, 2014
Research Scholar, Risk Institute, 2017
René M. Stulz Scholar Development Award, Fisher College of Business, 2012
AFA Ph.D. Student Travel Grant, 2012