Sunwoo Hwang

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Finance at UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School and on the 2019-2020 job market. My research focus on (contingent) labor and finance, innovation and entrepreneurship, and corporate governance.

Email: sunwoo_hwang(at)

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Curriculum Vitae

Working Papers

The Effects of Contingent Employment on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Job Market Paper)

Mandating Women on Boards: Evidence from the United States with Anil Shivdasani and Elena Simintzi

  • R&R at Review of Financial Studies
  • Featured in Harvard Law School's Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (Link)

Black Directors: Sarbanes Oxley and Hidden Board Independence

Does Diversification of Share Classes Increase Firm Value? with Sojung Kim and Woochan Kim

Shareholder- vs. Stakeholder-Initiated Corporate Social Responsibility

Pre-PhD Papers

When Heirs Become Major Shareholders: Evidence on Pyramiding Financed by Related-Party Sales with Woochan Kim, 2016, Journal of Corporate Finance

Managerial Entrenchment of Anti-Takeover Devices: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Korea with Woochan Kim, 2012, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal