Ken Yook, PhD

Associate Professor

Academic Discipline: Finance

Areas of Interest:
Financial Modeling,
Advanced Corporate Finance

Phone: (202) 588-0598



Ken Yook, PhD (Finance, University of Nebraska-Lincoln) joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 1999. He is an Associate Professor in the practice track with expertise in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, and stock repurchases.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Distinguished Research Award, St. Cloud State University, 1992, 1993, 1997
  • Consulting Editor for Journal of Education for Business, 2007 –
  • Editorial board member for Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, 2006 -
  • Editorial board member for Journal of Business & Economic Perspectives, 2003 -

Selected Publications

  • Gangopadhyay, P., Yook K., Shin Y. Insider Trading and Firm-Specific Return Volatility. To appear in Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.
  • Yook, K., Gangopadhyay, P. (2011). Free cash flow and the wealth effects of stock repurchase announcements. Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting, 49(3&4), 23-42.
  • Yook, K., Gangopadhyay, P. (2011). A comprehensive examination of the wealth effects of recent stock repurchase announcements. Quantitative Review of Finance and Accounting, 37(4), 509-529.
  • Yook, K., Hudson, W., McCabe, G. (2010). The wealth transfer hypothesis in corporate acquisitions. Journal of Business and Economic Studies, 16(2), 14-31.
  • Yook, K. (2010). Long-run common stock returns following stock repurchases. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 50(3), 323-331.
  • Gangopadhyay, P., Yook, K., & Sarwar G. (2009). Profitability of insider trades in extremely volatile markets: Evidence from the stock market crash and recovery of 2000-2003. Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting, 48 (2), 45-61.
  • Yook, K.C. (2004). The measurement of post-acquisition performance using EVA. Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, 43 (3&4), 67-83.
  • Yook, K.C. (2003). Larger return to cash acquisitions: Signaling effect or leverage effect? Journal of Business, 76 (3), 477-498.