2020 Awards Recipients

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the annual awards for 2019-2020. Congratulations to all award winners. All recipients must attend the annual meeting to receive the awards.

 

1. The Financial News-KAFA Eminent Scholar Award

Selection Criteria: The FN-KAFA Eminent Scholar Award is given to a KAFA member who has achieved outstanding scholarly accomplishment and research contribution in leading journals in finance and related fields.

Winner: Professor Hoje Jo, Santa Clara University

 

2. The D.K. Kim Distinguished Scholar Award

Selection Criteria: The recipient of the D.K. Kim Distinguished Scholar Award should be a KAFA life-time member who has made outstanding scholarly achievements in the finance and related fields, and at the same time has substantially contributed to or has a potential for significant contribution to the growth of KAFA.

Winner: Professor Kee H. Chung, University at Buffalo

 

3. The Shinhan Bank-KAFA Young Scholar Award

Selection Criteria: The SHB-KAFA Young Scholar Award is given to a KAFA member who has demonstrated exemplary scholarly performance through publications in leading journals in finance and related fields. Those KAFA members who earned his or her Ph.D. degree within seven years prior to the award date would be considered for the award.

Winner: Professor Jungmin Kim, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 

4. The Financial News & KAFA Top-Journal Paper Award

Winner: Professors Jaewon Choi, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Sean Seunghun Shin, Aalto University, “Corporate Bond Mutual Funds and Asset fire Sales,” (co-authored with Saeid Hoseinzade and Hassan Tehranian), 2020, Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming.

 

5. The Shinhan Bank & KAFA Best Paper Award:

Winner: Professors Kee-Hong Bae, York University, and Jisok Kang, John Carroll University, “Why is Stock Market Concentration Bad for the Economy,” (co-authored with Warren Bailey), 2020, Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming.

 

6. Bong-Soo Lee Memorial Scholarship

 Winner: Yoonsoo Nam, Washington State University

 

7. The Financial News & KAFA Doctoral Student Dissertation Awards:

 Winner: Chanik Jo, University of Toronto, “Unintended Benefits of Employment Protection Laws: Household's Stock Market Participation.”

 

8. Shinhan Bank & KAFA Scholarship for Ph.D. Students

 Congratulations! The following PhD students who are presenting papers at the FMA conference are selected for the Shinhan Bank Scholarship:

Chang Suk Bae (University of Pittsburgh)

Goeun Choi (Arizona State University)

Sojung Kim (Korea University)

Pil-Seng Lee (University of Texas at Dallas)