Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Jun-Koo Kang
Head, Division of Banking and Finance
Canon Professorship of Finance
Distinguished Professor of Finance
Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Banking & Finance
Director, Insurance Risk and Finance Research Centre (IRFRC)
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Dr. Jun-Koo KANG is Canon Professor/Distinguished Professor of Finance at Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He is head of the division of banking and finance and former founding executive director of the Insurance Risk and Finance Research Centre at NBS. Prior to joining NTU, Dr. Kang was the MSU Federal Credit Union Endowed Chair in Financial Institutions and Investments at Michigan State University. His areas of research expertise include mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, ESG, capital raising, capital structure, emerging financial markets, international finance, and banking. His research has been published in leading finance, economics, and other business journals, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, American Economic Review, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Business, Accounting Review, Journal of International Business Studies, and Pacific-Basin Finance Journal. He currently serves as an associate editor of Financial Management, Japan and the World Economy, and Journal of Financial Perspectives, and an editorial review board member of Journal of International Business Studies. He is also a senior fellow and a member of executive council of the Asia Bureau of Finance and Economics Research, a research fellow of the Asian Institute of Corporate Governance, and a member of World Economic Forum Expert Network, and was a co-editor of Pacific-Basin Finance Journal from 2006 to 2022. Dr. Kang received his Ph.D. in finance from the Ohio State University, his master of science in finance from the Iowa State University, and his bachelor's degree in business administration from the Korea University.
Dr. Kang's research interests include corporate finance and international finance, particularly mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, ESG, capital raising, international portfolio allocation, and banking.
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Sangnam Business Scholar Award, The Korea Academic Society of Business Administration (the highest distinction made by the KASBA to recognize an outstanding scholar in all fields of business), Feb 2021

Pearson Prizes for the Best Papers in Financial Management (Runner-up), Financial Management Association, San Diego, CA, USA, Oct 2018

The Financial News-KAFA Eminent Scholar Award, Oct 2016

Nanyang Award for Research Excellence, NTU, Mar 2013

More than 20 Best Paper Awards at Various Conferences
Fellowships & Other Recognition
Senior Fellow, Asia Bureau of Finance and Economics Research (ABFER), 2013 – Present

Research Fellow, Asian Institute of Corporate Governance, 2001 – Present

Member, World Economic Forum Expert Network, 2017 – Present

Ranked among the top two percent of the world's most highly cited researchers (1996 to 2019), Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford University, Jan 2021

Ranked Number One in the Asia–Pacific Region: Based on Articles Published in 21 Leading Finance Journals during 1990-2008 (an Article by Chan, Chen, and Lee (2011)

All Star Paper, “Why Is There a Home Bias? An Analysis of Foreign Portfolio Equity Ownership in Japan," Journal of Financial Economics, Dec 1996
Courses Taught
Corporate Governance and Control; Empirical Research II (Corporate); Business Issues in Sustainability; Advanced Corporate Governance
Supervision of PhD Students
Supervised 25 Ph.D. Students in the Past and Currently Supervise 5 Students.