• Professor
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Lee, Gemma

Contact Information

• Office: Room 215, International Studies Building
• Phone: 031-201-2314
• E-mail: gemma.lee@khu.ac.kr

Areas of Expertise

Research Interests
• Security Issurance, Executive Compensation, Investment Banking, Venture Capital, Corporate Governance, Executive Compensation, Financial Accounting, Asset Pricing, and Law and Finance

Courses Taught
• Corporate Finance, Corporate Valuation, Corporate Financial Policy, Venture Capital, Financial Institutions, Security Analysis, and Portfolio Management


• Ph.D. in Finance, Vanderbilt University, 2006
• M.A. in Economics, Vanderbilt University, 2002 Doctoral program in the field of International Finance Passed field prelim, and Microeconomics and Macroeconomics prelims
• B.A. in Economics, Sogang University, 1997

Professional Experience

• Associate Professor of International Business, Kyung Hee University, 03/2013 – current
• Assistant Professor of Finance, Seton Hall University, 09/2008 – 05/2013
• Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance, DePaul University, 01/2008 – 06/2008
• Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Alabama, 08/2006 – 12/2007

Selected Publications

• Contracting Under asymmetric information: Evidence from lockup agreements in seasoned equity offerings, with Jonathan M. Karpoff and Ronald W. Masulis, 2013, Journal of Financial Economics 110(3), 607-626
• Do more reputable financial institutions reduce earnings management by IPO issuers?, with Ronal W. Masulis, 2011, Journal of Corporate Finance 17(4), 982-1,000
• Seasoned equity offerings: Quality of accounting information and expected flotation costs, with Ronald W. Masulis, 2009, Journal of Financial Economics 92(4), 443-469