Professor Yuna Heo appointed as Assistant Professor in Corporate and Sustainable Finance
The President’s Board has appointed Professor Yuna Heo as Assistant Professor in Corporate and Sustainable Finance. She will begin her five-year non-tenure track position on 1 November 2022.
Dr. Yuna Heo studied finance at Ewha Womans University and management engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea. She completed a doctorate in finance at Rutgers University, where she received her PhD in 2015. She then became assistant professor of finance at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 2015 to 2019. From 2020 to 2022, she worked on a variety of research projects, some in collaboration with researchers at Rutgers University.
The new assistant professor’s research interests can be divided into three main areas. First, she studies market anomalies and their interaction in the financial market. In a second strand of her research, Dr. Heo investigates factors affecting corporate innovation and corporate sustainability. A third focus is on the financing of climate change mitigation projects.
She is strengthening the “Money & Finance” and “Energy & Environment” focal areas at the Faculty of Business and Economics.
Contact: Prof. Dr. Rolf Weder, Dean