Ken Yook

Ken Yook, PhD

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

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.


  • Ph. D, Finance, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • MBA, Finance, West Virginia University
  • BS, Economics, Sogang University


    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. 


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

    Honors and 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 -