Kirak Kim Profile

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Dr. Kirak "Daniel" Kim

  • Department: Accounting and Finance
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting
  • Room: FH-323T

Kirak "Daniel" Kim is an assistant professor of finance at Texas A&M University Central Texas, College of Business Administration. He teaches various courses in financial management, valuation, and financial markets at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He returned to the U.S. in 2022, after teaching at the University of Bristol in the UK for nine years. Prior to that, he was a graduate teaching fellow at Arizona State University during his PhD. Dr. Kim's main research interest lies in corporate finance, with a current focus placed on investigating labor and real-side frictions, governance, and legal/political/social issues in conjunction with firms' and investors' economic choices and outcomes. His work has been published in premier academic journals, such as Management Science, Review of Corporate Finance Studies, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance. Dr. Kim holds a PhD in finance from Arizona State and an MBA from Ohio State and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK (FHEA). He received multiple research/travel grants and was nominated for teaching awards and best research paper awards. Prior to his academic career, he worked for Citigroup and Korea-America Bank in Seoul.
Areas of Professional Expertise: Corporate finance, Labor institutions, Real-side frictions, Political/Social/Envrionmental issues in finance, Financial contracting, Governance.
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