Hugh Hoikwang Kim

Email: hugh.kim 'at' moore.sc.edu

Research Interests:

Investment; Corporate Finance; Household Finance; Banking and Financial Institutions

Curriculum Vitae (updated: September 2022)

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Affiliations:

Associate Professor of Finance (with tenure), Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, 2019 - present

Assistant Professor of Finance, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, 2016 - 2019

Visiting Scholar, The Pension Research Council, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2013 - present


Assistant Professor of Finance, SKK Graduate School of Business, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, 2013 - 2016

Visiting Scholar, Sloan School of Management, M.I.T., May - August 2015

Visiting Professor, KAIST Business School, KAIST, 2019-2021 (Summer)

Education:

University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Ph.D. in Applied Economics, 2013

University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, M.S. in Applied Economics, 2011

Seoul National University, B.A. in Economics, 2004

Editorship:

Editorial Board, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 2019-present

Refereed Publications:

1. "The Impact of Shrouded Fees: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in the Indian Mutual Funds Market" (with Santosh Anagol), American Economic Review 102(1):576-93, February 2012.

2. "Time is Money: Rational Life Cycle Inertia and the Delegation of Investment Management", (with Raimond Maurer and Olivia S. Mitchell), Journal of Financial Economics 121(2): 424-447, August 2016.


3. "It Pays to Write Well" (with Byoung-Hyoun Hwang), Journal of Financial Economics 124(2): 373-394, May 2017.

* Media mention: Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Law School Forum, Chief Executive


4. “Choosing a Financial Advisor: When and How to Delegate” (with Raimond Maurer, Olivia S. Mitchell) in Financial Decision Making and Retirement Security in Aging World. Eds. P. Brett Hammond, O. S. Mitchell, and S. Utkus. Oxford University Press, 2017.


5. "Information Spillover of Bailouts" Journal of Financial Intermediation, 43: 100807, July 2020.

* Best Paper Award, Semi-finalist, FMA Annual Meeting (2013, Chicago) / Best Doctoral Dissertation Award, Winner, The Korea-America Finance Association (2012, Atlanta, GA)


6. "How Financial Literacy Shapes the Demand for Financial Advice at Older Ages" (with Raimond Maurer and Olivia S. Mitchell), Journal of the Economics of Ageing, 20: 100329, June 2021.

* Media mention: TIAA Institute


7. "Economic Policy Uncertainty and Bank Liquidity Hoarding" (with Allen Berger, Omrane Guedhami, Xinming Li), Journal of Financial Intermediation, 49: 100893, January 2022


8. "Opaque Liability, Learning, and the Cost of Equity Capital for Insurers" (with Chia-Chun Chiang, Greg Niehaus), Journal of Risk and Insurance, Forthcoming


Working Papers:

1. "Bank Management Sentiment and Liquidity Hoarding" (with Allen Berger and Xiaonan (Flora) Ma)

We find banks with more negative management sentiment hoard additional liquidity, rather than disbursing it to their customers.

* Revise and Resubmit, Contemporary Accounting Research


2. "The Consequences of Non-Trading Institutional Investors" (with Mohammad Irani)

"Inertia stocks" are likely to underperform in the future, hence undermining the overall performance of institutional investors.

* Revise and Resubmit, Financial Management

* Media mention: Citywire


3. "Cure-All? Simplified Fee Disclosure and Investor Reaction (with Wenhao Yang)

The efficacy of simplified mutual fund fee disclosures depends on the socioeconomic background of retail investors.

* Media mention: Citywire


4. "ESG Commitment and the Value of 'Walking the Talk': Evidence from Closed-End Funds" (with Hyun-Soo Choi and Yun-Soo Kim)

Using closed-end funds as an empirical laboratory, we find firms’ commitment to ESG can lead to higher firm value when they can credibly “walk their talk.”

* Media mention: Duke University School of Law


5. "Politicians' Asset Allocation and Economic Bill Proposals" (with Hyun-Soo Choi and Paul Youngwook Kim)

The Congress members with more real estate assets in their portfolios are less likely to propose economic bills tightening the real estate market.


6. "Innovation Overload?" (with Byoung-Hyoun Hwang, Kai Wu)

Our analysis reveals that articles with one more writing fault per one hundred words receive 7% fewer citations.

7. "Pessimistic Fund Managers" (with Yongqiang Chu)

We find that the pessimistic tone in managers’ letters to shareholders predicts superior future risk-adjusted returns

Teaching:

Student Managed Investment Fund, UofSC (2020-present)

Investment Management (Undergrad. Honor/MBA/PMBA), University of South Carolina (2016-present)

Capital Budgeting (Full-time MBA/Professional MBA), SKK GSB (2015, 2016)

Managerial Economics (Full-time MBA/Professional MBA/Executive MBA), SKK GSB (2014, 2015, 2016)

Financial Management (Professional MBA), SKK GSB (2015)

Economic Analysis (Full-time MBA/Professional MBA), SKK GSB (2013, 2014)

Dataset and codes:

  1. Online appendix for "The Impact of Shrouded Fees: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in the Indian Mutual Funds Market" (AER, 2012)

  2. Online appendix for "Time is Money: Rational Life Cycle Inertia and the Delegation of Investment Management" (JFE, 2016)

  3. Code for "It Pays to Write Well" (JFE, 2017)

  4. Bank Liquidity Hoarding data for "Economic Policy Uncertainty and Bank Liquidity Hoarding" (JFI, 2022)