Joon Ho Kim

Joon Ho Kim
  • Associate Professor of Finance
  • Shidler College Faculty Fellow


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Academic Background

  • PhD, Finance, University of Washington
  • MBA (Global Executive), University of Washington
  • BA, Economics, University of Washington

Research Interests

  • Corporate finance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Information dissemination
  • Capital structure
  • Corporate governance

Selected Publications

Chino, A., Kim, J., 2022. Does dividend policy affect sales growth in product markets? Evidence from the 2003 dividend tax cut, Financial Management, 51, pp.539-571. [SSRN]

Cheong, H., Kim, J., Muenkel, F., Spilker, H., 2022. Do social networks facilitate informed option trading? Evidence from alumni reunion networks, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 57(6), 2095-2139. [SSRN]

  • Featured in Bloomberg Opinion - “Melvin Capital Had a Better Month” by Matt Levine Link
  • Featured in Institutional Investor Magazine - “Hedge Fund Managers Are Getting Inside Information From Alumni Networks, Study Finds” by Christine Idzelis Link

Chen, J., Kim, J., Rhee, G., 2021. Do low search costs facilitate like-buys-like mergers? Evidence from common bank networks, Journal of Financial Economics, 140-2, pp.484-513. [SSRN]

Kim, J., 2018. Asset specificity and firm value: Evidence from mergers, Journal of Corporate Finance, 48, pp.375-412 [SSRN]


Awards & Honors

Shidler College Faculty Endowment, 2022

Shirley Lee Faculty Research Award, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, 2022
Shidler Summer Research Grant
American Finance Association Travel Grant
Evert McCabe Fellowship, University of Washington
Student Travel Grant, American Finance Association Conference
Doctoral Student Consortium Invitee, Financial Management Association Conference