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Jisok Kang

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Assistant Professor of Finance Department(s): Economics and Finance

 Ph.D. Schulich School of Business, York University                   

M.B.A.  Schulich School of Business, York University                                                                        

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)  CFA Institute                       

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Board of Accountancy of State of Delaware                          

 B.A. Han-Yang University                                                            




Field(s) of Expertise

Corporate Finance


Dr. Jisok Kang brings into the classroom over eight years of experience as a financial market regulator. He got a Ph.D. in Finance at Schulich School of Business (SSB), York University, Canada. His main research interests lie in corporate governance and finance, international finance, investments, and behavioral finance. He has received an M.B.A. from SSB and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Before joining John Carroll University, Dr. Kang worked as a researcher at the University of Cambridge, U.K.


My main research areas are corporate finance and corporate governance though my research interests span wide areas of finance and accounting, including corporate and behavioral finance, investments, corporate governance and financial disclosure. A key feature of my scholarly pursuit is the examination of the social effects of finance and accounting institutions.

List of publications/working papers

Does the Stock Market benefit the Economy? (with Kee-Hong Bae and Warren Bailey)

  • Journal of Financial Economics, Revise & Resubmit

Nominal Stock Price Anchors: A Global Phenomenon? (with Utpal Bhattacharya, Kee-Hong Bae and S. Ghon Rhee)

  • Journal of Financial Markets, vol.44, 31-41, 2019.

Leveraged and Inverse ETF Performance during the Financial Crisis (with Pauline Shum)

  • Managerial Finance (Special Issue: Exchange Traded Funds), vol.39-5, 476-508, 2013. 


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