Dr. Kim directs the Mitsui Life Financial Research Center and the East Asia Management Development Center at Ross. His current research activity is concentrated on corporate governance, labor issues, higher education, and mergers and acquisitions. He is one of the most frequently cited contributors to the field of financial economics, has published over 60 scholarly works, and has served on editorial boards of numerous academic journals, including associate editor of The Journal of Finance. Dr. Kim also has participated in various consulting projects with private and public institutions. One of his most memorable experiences occurred in January, 1998, when Korea was in the midst of the financial crisis. He served as the advisor to the Korean government’s team to renegotiate its foreign debt obligations with international bankers. Kim also has served on a number of boards of directors, starting with Mutual Savings Bank in Michigan (89-90), Hana Bank (01-03), Korea Investment Company (05-07), POSCO (03-08), KT (Korea Telecom) (09-present), where he is the non-executive chairman of the board, and two closed-end mutual funds managed by Nomura (10-present).
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