Joon Ho Kim

Joon Ho Kim
  • Associate Professor of Finance


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Academic Background

  • PhD, Finance, University of Washington, 2013
  • MBA (Global Executive), University of Washington, 2006
  • BA, Economics, University of Washington, 2000

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, forthcoming. [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

Shirley Lee Faculty Research Award, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, 2022