Hyunseob Kim

Hyunseob Kim

  • Assistant Professor

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Faculty Area

Faculty Expertise

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Labor Economics


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management



Cornell Directory Entry


Professor Hyunseob Kim is an assistant professor of finance at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. His research covers topics in corporate finance, governance, and labor economics, such as the effects of asset and labor market frictions on corporate financial and investment policies and the effects of corporate governance, financial distress, and labor contracts on productivity, wages, and asset reallocations. His work has been published in leading academic journals in finance and economics, such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Human Resources, and Review of Financial Studies. He received the Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Award from the Review of Financial Studies and the SFS Finance Cavalcade Award for Best Paper in Corporate Finance from the Society for Financial Studies. Professor Kim earned his PhD in business administration (finance) from Duke University, an AM in statistics from Harvard University, and a BBA in business administration from Seoul National University.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Smith Family Business Research Pioneer Fund (2018) SFBI, Johnson School of Management
  • Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Award (2016)
  • Smith Family Business Research Pioneer Fund (2015) Johnson School of Management
  • Best Paper in Corporate Finance Award (2014) SFS Finance Cavalcade 2014
  • FSA ULaval Best Paper Award on Corporate Finance (2013) NFA 2013

Recent Courses

  • NBAT 5900 - Advanced Topics in Finance
  • NMI 5000 - Directed Reading & Research
  • NBA 6060 - Evaluating Capital Investment Projects
  • NBAB 6560 - Valuation
  • NBAE 6560 - Valuation
  • NBA 6560 - Valuation Principles

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Duke University, 2012
  • MA Harvard University, 2007
  • BBA Seoul National University, 2002