Ken Yook

Ken Yook, PhD

Associate Professor of Practice
Academic AreaFinance
Areas of InterestFinancial Modeling, Advanced Corporate Finance

Ken Yook, PhD joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 1999 when the Carey School launched its MSF program. By serving as director of the program from 2003 to 2013, he contributed to a solid foundation of the MSF program. He has published about 40 manuscripts in various areas of finance including of mergers and acquisitions, stock repurchases, insider trading, private equity, and pension funds.


  • PhD, Finance, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    MBA, West Virginia University


Selected publications

Working papers

  • Insider Trading Profits Before and After the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection 
  • Profits to Opportunistic and Routine Insider Trading Before and After the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010



  • Financial Modeling and Valuation
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investments

Honors and distinctions

  • Winner of Outstanding Paper in 2015: The wealth effects of accelerated stock repurchases. Managerial Finance, 40(5), 434-453.