Professor Joo Jeong Hwan joined Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in 2019. Before joining UNIST, he worked for the University of Hong Kong from 2013 to 2019. He obtained his Ph.D in Accounting from the University of British Columbia in 2013. He also worked for the Bank of Korea and the Financial Supervisory Service. Professor Joo has research interests in financial accounting. He has performed research on equity valuation, earnings management, executive compensation contracting, insider trading, information disclosure, and corporate governance.

Academic Positions

  • Present2019

    Assistant professor in Accounting

    Ulsan National University of Science and Technology

  • 20192013

    Assistant professor in Accounting

    The University of Hong Kong

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2013

    Ph.D. in Accounting

    University of British Columbia

  • M.B.A. 2006

    Master of Business Administration

    The University of Minnesota

  • B.B.A. 1994

    Bachelor of Business Administration

    Seoul National University

Work Experience

Financial Supervisory Service, Senior Associate, Feb. 1998 – April 2011

  • Leave: Aug. 2004 – July 2010 for MBA and PhD

The Bank of Korea, Junior Economist, Jan. 1994 – Jan. 1998

  • Leave: Oct. 1994 – Jan. 1998 for compulsory military service

Republic of Korea Air Force, Lieutenant, Oct. 1994 – Jan. 1998

Journal Publications

The effects of governance on classification shifting and compensation shielding,” with Sandra Chamberlain, Contemporary Accounting Research 34(4), 1779-1811, Winter 2017.

–  First author & Corresponding author

“The effect of industry business cycles on the information in pro-forma earnings: evidence from U.S. REITs,” with Joy Begley and Sandra Chamberlain, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, Forthcoming.


“Differential performance impacts of outsider versus insider interim CEO succession,” with Jihun Bae and Chul W. Park, Asia Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics, Forthcoming.

– Corresponding author


“What determines the voluntary disclosure of CEO succession planning?” with Min Kwan Ahn, Korean Accounting Review, Forthcoming.

– Corresponding author