Activity 2021

2021 KAFA Brown Bag Seminar Series sponsored by UNIST

We encourage all KAFA members to submit working papers and attend the seminars.

  • Topic: Any finance areas
  • When: First Thursdays (6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 11/4, 12/2 – Six Events), 8:00pm-9:40pm, EST
  • Where: Virtual meetings
  • In each seminar, two papers will be presented and discussed
  • Presenter will be compensated 300,000 won and discussant 200,000 won by UNIST
  • Submit papers to Professor Young Sang Kim (kimy1@nku.edu)

 

Agenda for the fourth Brown Bag Seminar Series on 9/2, 8:00-9:40pm EST:

All participants including presenters will join the seminar through zoom link (https://unist-kr.zoom.us/j/81198187445).

  • Emily Kim, University of Kansas, “Tipping in Korea” (link)

Discussant: Sang Mook Lee, Penn State Great Valley

  • Jaewon Choi, University of Illinois, “Why Have Actively Managed Bond Funds Remained Popular?” (link)

Discussant: Hwagyun (Hagen) Kim, Taxas A&M

 

Agenda for the third Brown Bag Seminar Series on 8/5, 8:00-9:40pm EST:

All participants including presenters will join the seminar through zoom link (https://unist-kr.zoom.us/j/81198187445).

  • Sahn-Wook Huh, University (SUNY) at Buffalo, “Liquidity Spillovers: Evidence from Two-Step Spinoffs" (link)

Discussant: Seoungpil Ahn, Sogang University

  • Seung Dong You, Sangmyung University,  “Consumer Hedging under House Price Uncertainty: Theory and Empirics of Housing Presales in Korea” (link)

Discussant: Hoonsuk Park, University of Melbourne

 

Agenda for the second Brown Bag Seminar Series on 7/1, 8:00-9:40pm EST:

All participants including presenters will join the seminar through zoom link (https://unist-kr.zoom.us/j/81198187445).

  • Suk-Joong Kim, University of Sydney, “Syndicated bank lending and rating downgrades: When do sovereign ceiling policies really matter?" (link)

Discussant: Hope Hyeun Han, UNIST

  • Gilbert Seongkyu Park, Hong Kong Polytechnic University,  “Hedge Fund Awards: Do Investors and Managers Care, and Should They?” (link)

Discussant: Hugh hoikwang Kim, University of South Carolina

 

Agenda for the first Brown Bag Seminar Series on 6/3, 8:00-9:40pm EST:

All participants including presenters will join the seminar through zoom link (https://unist-kr.zoom.us/j/81198187445).

  • Hyuna Park, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, "Investments in the Digital Economy: A Textual Analysis of Retailers." (link)

Discussant: Soku Byoun, Baylor University

  • Jun-Koo Kang, Nanyang Technological University, "Does Firms’ Equity Financing Benefit Debtholders? Evidence from Private Placements of Equity." (link)

Submit Your Good News

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