Hwagyun (Hagen) Kim

J. Rogers Rainey & Annie Bob Rainey Professor
Associate Professor of Finance
Director of the Ph.D. in Business Administration (Finance)


Hwagyun (Hagen) Kim is J. Rogers Rainey and Annie Bob Rainey Associate Professor of Banking and Finance with Tenure at the Mays Business School of the Texas A&M University. He received his B.A. from Seoul National University and his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Chicago.

His research focuses on asset pricing theory, stock market, fixed income securities, and structured finance. He is currently interested in the roles of uncertainty to study asset markets and the related interactions among investors, banks, policy makers, and corporate managers. His papers are published or accepted in the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, and Quantitative Economics: Journal of the Econometric Society. His work has been presented at various academic institutions, conferences (e.g., American Economic Association, American Finance Association, Econometric Society, European Finance Association, National Bureau of Economic Research), policymakers (e.g., Federal Reserve Banks, International Monetary Fund), and financial institutions. Dr. Kim is actively reviewing or refereeing for prestigious journals and grants, such as Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Finance, Journal  of Banking and Finance, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Management Science, Review of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, and National Science Foundation.

Research Interests

Asset Pricing Theory, Portfolio Management, Macroeconomics, Corporate Finance, Econometrics


Title Year Type

Does Ambiguity Matter? Estimating Asset Pricing Models with a Multiple-Priors Recursive Utility

Journal of Financial Economics

2015 Article