Ki C. Han, PhD

Professor, Finance

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Biography

Professor Ki Han served the school for sixteen years in the past as chairperson of the Finance Department and as director of the Master of Science in Finance program.  As a CFP (certified financial planner), he founded the BSBA with Financial Planning Concentration and the Certificate in Financial Planning, and both programs are registered with the CFP Board. He is currently working as a liaison between the School and the CFP Board. He is a Ph.D. in Finance, researching in the fields of corporate finance, investment, international finance, and analysis of lotteries.  A number of his research papers were published in prestigious journals, including Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Research, and Financial Review, and he presented his papers at many conferences domestically and internationally. He served as Executive Board Member of Korean American Finance Association.

Honors and Recognitions

  • His co-authored paper, "International Diversification into Emerging Equity Markets from the Perspective of U.S. Investors," was selected as the Best Paper in International Finance by Southwestern Finance Association in 2015.
  • His paper, "The Effects of Reverse Splits on the Liquidity of the Stock" published in Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, was cited more than 100 times in the related literature.

Publications

Recent Intellectual Contributions

"The Powerball Regressivity: An Evidence from the World’s Largest Lottery Prize" (with S. Lee, D. Suk, and H. Sung) Journal of Gambling Business and Economics, 12, No. 1, (2018), 49-64.

"Do U.S. Investors Benefit from Investing in Frontier Equity Markets?" (with S. Lee, D. Suk, and H. Sung) Journal of Accounting and Finance, 18, No. 6, (2018), 115-127.

"International Diversification into Emerging Equity Markets from the Perspective of U. S. Investors" (with S. Lee, D. Suk, and H. Sung) International Journal of Finance, 29 (2017), 5089-5121.

"Analysis of Large Mega Millions Rollovers" (with S. Lee, D. Suk, and H. Sung) Journal of Gambling Business and Economics, 10 (2016), 65-85.

"Who Plays the Lottery? Findings from New Jersey Lottery Sales" (with S. Lee, H. Sung, and D. Suk) Journal of Gambling Business and Economics, 9 (2015), 40-57.

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Courses Taught

FIN200: Business Finance
FIN311: Intermediate Finance
MBA650: Value-Based Financial Management

Degrees/Professional Certifications
  • PhD, Michigan State University
  • MBA, University of Texas at Arlington
  • BA, HanKuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea
  • CFP (certified financial planner)