Duck Ki Cho

PhD Student
Student Worker
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Ph.D. candidate in Finance, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, 2017 (expected)
M.S. in Finance and Economics (Research Track), London School of Economics (LSE), 2012
M.S. in Management Engineering (Finance), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 2008
B.S. in Industrial Engineering, KAIST, 2006

Research Interests
Corporate Finance, Behavioral Finance, Labor Economics

Working Papers
(* indicates co-author presentation)

1. Downward Wage Rigidity and Corporate Investment (Job Market Paper)
 - Brown Bag Seminar at Arizona State University
 - 2016 Financial Management Association (FMA) Doctoral Student Consortium
 - Mississippi State University
 - Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University
 - 2017 Midwest Finance Association (MFA) Annual Meeting (scheduled)

2. Ephermeral Experiences, Long Lived Impact: Disasters and Portfolio Choice (with Sreedhar T. Bharath)
Awarded Best Paper Award in Behavioral Finance at the 2016 MFA Annual Meeting
 - Brown Bag Seminar at Arizona State University
 - 2015 Society for Financial Studies (SFS) Finance Cavalcade
 - Tsinghua University*
 - 2015 Summer Research Conference in Finance at the Centre for Analytical Finance at ISB 
 - 2015 5th Helsinki Finance Summit on Investor Behavior Conference
 - 2015 Conference on Household Economics and Decision-Making at Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
 - 2015 Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting
 - 2016 Midwest Finance Association (MFA) Annual Meeting
 - University of Mannheim*

3. Win-Stay, Lose-Shift: A Strategy of Serial Acquirers (with Sreedhar T. Bharath and Lyungmae Choi)
 - Brown Bag Seminar at Arizona State University
 - 2016 Northern Finance Association (NFA) Annual Meeting*
 - 2016 Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting*

Teaching Experience
Instructor: FIN700 Research Methods (2015 Fall), Arizona State University, Average Ratings 6.9 / 7.0

Academic Honors, Scholarships, Grants and Awards
Best Paper Award, Midwest Finance Association (MFA), 2016
Shinhan Bank & KAFA Scholarship for Ph.D. Students, 2015; 2016
Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) Travel Grant, Arizona State University, 2014-2015
Graduate College Travel Grant, Arizona State University, 2014-2016
Doctoral Student Travel Grant, American Finance Association (AFA), 2014
Doctoral Fellowship, W.P.Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, 2012-2016
University Graduate Fellowship (Block Grant), Arizona State University, 2013-2016
High Honor Students with full tuition grants, KAIST Business School, 2006-2007
Magna Cum Laude with full tuition grants and merit-based scholarships, KAIST, 2001-2005
Silver Medal in National Physics and Chemistry Olympiad, 1997; 1999

Work Experience
Senior Analyst & Manager, Fixed Income Quantitative Analysis Division, Moody's Korean Affiliate - KIS (Korea Investors Service) Pricing Inc., 2007-2011 (Compulsory National Service)
Intern, Basel II Team, Standard Chartered Bank, 2006
Intern, C&HT (Communications and High Technology), Accenture, 2005 

Other Professional Activities
Member: AFA / NFA / FMA / MFA / KAFA
Discussion: 2016 MFA Annual Meeting / 2017 MFA Annual Meeting (scheduled)
Certification: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute (charter-holder)
Others: Doctoral Student Representative on the Finance Doctoral Committee, Arizona State University, 2013-2014, 2015-2016


Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 700Research Methods