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Sang Baum (Solomon) Kang Biography

Sang Baum (Solomon) Kang

Sang Baum Kang
Assistant Professor of Finance





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Ph.D., McGill University, Finance
M.S., Carnegie Mellon University, Computational Finance
M.S., University of Wisconsin, Actuarial Science
B.A., Yonsei University, Applied Statistics (Business Administration)


Sang Baum "Solomon" Kang is Assistant Professor of Finance at the Stuart School of Business. Dr. Kang's research focuses on theoretical and empirical asset pricing including energy and equity derivatives.

He has been invited to present at the Northern Finance Association (NFA) Annual Meeting, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Derivatives and Risk Management Conference, the Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting (Top 10 Session), the FMA Asian Conference, the Midwest Finance Association Meeting, High-frequency Data and Derivatives Market Conference, and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Annual Meeting.

He has been published in Energy Economics, Economics Letters, and Energy Risk, and his working papers received the 2010 NFA Best Ph.D. Student Paper Award and the 2012 FMA Asian Conference Best Paper Award (the CFA Institute Research Foundation Asian Investment Management Research Prize).

Prior to starting his Ph.D., Dr. Kang worked for nine years in the energy sector doing financial modeling and analysis for commodity traders and risk managers; he assumed managerial positions in his private sector experience. He is also a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certified by Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

Research Interests: 

Theoretical and empirical asset pricing
Energy and equity derivatives

Research Profile: