Corporate Finance / Sustainable Finance
Prof. Dr. Yuna Heo
Professorin (Corporate Finance)
WWZ /Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Professur Corporate Finance
Peter Merian-Weg 6
Dr. Heo is Assistant Professor of Corporate Finance. Her 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.
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.
"Climate Uncertainty and Corporate Investment: Evidence from Climate Adaptation Plans"
"Climate Change Exposure and Firm Cash Holdings"
"The impact of bank herding on systemic risk"
"Does Money Illusion Delude Investors?"
"Happiness and Innovation around the World" with Fangfang Hou and Seongkyu “Gilbert” Park
"Political Corruption, Dodd-Frank Whistleblowing, and Corporate Investment" with Qingjie Du
"Does Corruption Grease or Sand the Wheels of Investment or Innovation? Different Effects in Advanced and Emerging Economies" with Fangfang Hou and Seongkyu “Gilbert” Park