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The 7th FN and KAFA Top-Journal Paper Award2013-11-27Hit:5248


The 7th FN-KAFA Top-Journal Paper Award was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, USA on the 18th of October 2013. Soku Byoun, KAFA Secretary General (the first from the left), Uh Jun-Kyung, Ph. D candidate at Columbia University (the fourth from the left), Lee Hongki, the Branch Manager of Shinhan Bank America (the sixth from the left), S Ghon Rhee, University of Hawaii Professor (the seventh from the left), Cho Young-Kwon, the Vise-President of Financial News (the eighth from the left), Jeawon Choi, University of Illinois Professor (the ninth from the left), Kwangwoo Park KAIST Professor (the third from the right).

Cho Young-Kwon, the Vice-President of Financial News (on the left side) presents the award to S. Ghon Rhee, Executive Director and K. J. Luke Chair of International Finance and Banking, University of Hawaii, the FN-KAFA Eminent Scholar Award. He wrote ninety financial papers and eighteen books on Asian financial markets.

Professor S. Ghon Rhee won the FN-KAFA Eminent Scholar Award for Asia-Pacific Finance.

The 7th FN-KAFA Top-Journal Paper Award was held in Chicago, the United States.


【전선익 특파원 in Chicago, the United StatesThe 7th FN-KAFA Top-Journal Paper Award was held in Chicago, Illinois, the United States on October 18th.

S. Ghon Rhee, Executive Director and K. J. Luke Chair of International Finance and Banking, University of Hawaii, won the FN-KAFA Eminent Scholar Award. He wrote ninety financial papers and eighteen books on Asian financial markets. He is the Head of Asia-Pacific Financial Markets (FIMA) Research Center in the University of Hawaii and an editor of an academic research journal on capital markets of the Asia-Pacific countries, the ‘Pacific-Basin Finance Journal’.

Jeawon Choi, University of Illinois Professor, received the Financial News and KAFA Top-Journal Award for his paper, “What Drives the Value Premium?: The Role of Asset Risk and Financial Leverage”. The paper explains a model and its empirical evidence of how risk dynamics determine returns of value and glamour stocks.

Uh Jun-Kyung, PhD candidate at Columbia University, got the Financial News and KAFA Doctoral Student Dissertation Award. He wrote a paper on pro-cyclical policies for credit rating.

In addition, Park Jung Chul, Auburn University Finance Professor, won the Shinhan Bank and KAFA Young Scholar Award. Moreover, Joong Ho Han, Korea Development Institute (KDI) Researcher, Kwangwoo Park (KAIST Professor), Soku Byoun (Baylor University Professor), Kim Jae-Min (San Diego State University), and Yu Sei-Hyeon (Belmont University) won Shinhan Bank and KAFA Best Paper Awards. Seven graduate students in doctorial programs received $500 scholarships from KAFA and Shinhan Bank.

Cho Young-Kwon, the Vice-President of Financial News, said that he was happy with the fact that Financial News could support KAFA and the passage of academic scholarship between Korea and the United States in this global age. He also stressed that Financial News will become a newspaper for people who a have new vision and new paradigm and who will develop Korean economics.

S Ghon Rhee, University of Hawaii Professor, received the FN-KAFA Eminent Scholar Award and said that this award will make him work harder and that study is endless, so it is meaningful for him because he could keep learning.

Kwangwoo Park, KAIST Professor, won the Shinhan Bank and KAFA Best Paper Award. He thanked the KAIST staff and faculty and he expected many Korean professors to publish their papers in top-tier journals. The Journal of Finance will publish his paper.

Cho Young-Kwon (the Vice-President of Financial News), Lee Hongki (the Branch Manager of Shinhan Bank America), Bae Ki-Hong (the next KAFA Secretary General), Soku Byoun (KAFA Secretary General), and Cho Sung Hoon (Korea Capital Market Institute Vice President) participated in the FN-KAFA Top-Journal Paper Award.

http://www.fnnews.com/view?ra=Sent1101m_View&corp=fnnews&arcid=201310210100204440011039&cDateYear=2013&cDateMonth=10&cDateDay=20




Contact : Lee, Sohyun ( sohyun.c.lee@kaist.ac.kr )
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