Keun Jae Park, Ph.D. portrait
Phone: 724-503-1001, Ext. 3466
Office: BRNT 108

Keun Jae Park, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Business and Finance

Degrees: Ph.D. Finance, University of Oregon; M.S. Statistics and Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.B.A. Financial Management, In-Ha University, Incheon, Korea; B.E. Environmental Engineering, In-Ha University, Incheon, Korea

Jae Park is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics and Business at Washington & Jefferson College. Dr. Park’s academic and research interests include empirical corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate innovation, equity issuance, payout policies, and risk management.

Over the course of the last few years, Dr. Park has been an active participant and presenter in a number of conferences such as the Midwest Finance Association Meeting, the Financial Management Association Meeting, and the Northern Finance Association Meeting and Doctoral Consortium, among others. Prior to joining W&J, Dr. Park held a graduate teaching fellowship at the University of Oregon.


  • The Impact of North Korea Threats on Stock Return Volatility (coauthored), December 2019, International Journal of Korean Unification Studies, 28:2
  • How Do Independent Directors Influence Innovation Productivity? A Qausi-natural Experiment (coauthored), June 2017, Applied Economics Letters: Incorporating Applied Financial Economics, 1-7
  • Material Weaknesses in Internal Control in Relation to Derivatives and Hedge Accounting (coauthored), July 2018, Journal of Accounting and Finance, 29:3
  • A Media-Based Measure of Geopolitical Risk and Trading Patterns of Foreign and Domestic Investors: Evidence from Korea (coauthored), April 2019, Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies, 48:2
  • R&D Spending and Stock Returns: Evidence from South Korea (coauthored), Asian Economics and Financial Studies, Forthcoming
  • “The Study on Financial Firm’s Performance Resulting from Security Countermeasures and the Moderating Effect of Transformational Leadership” in Korean Operations Research and Management Science Society. Link to entry