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Yoonsoo Nam

Yoonsoo Nam

Assistant Professor of Finance

Office: 145 Chandler L. Burns Hall
Phone: 864-656-0774


 Educational Background

    Ph.D. Finance
    Washington State University 2021

    M.A. Economics
    University of Montana 2015

    B.S. Economics
    University of Oregon 2011

Courses Taught

  • Financial Institutions and Markets
  • International Financial Management


Dr. Yoonsoo Nam is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Clemson University. Dr. Nam received his Ph.D. in Finance from Washington State University. He teaches Financial Institutions and Markets, and International Financial Management in the undergraduate program. He has published in academic journals such as Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Financial Management. His research has been featured in Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, and Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog. His research has been presented at conferences such as Financial Management Association annual meetings, and Southern Finance Association annual meetings.

Research Interests

  • Capital structure, corporate governance, dividend policy, regulation, and risk management

Research Publications

  • [7] “Do U.S. Multinationals Use Income Shifting to Facilitate and Hide Corruption?,” 2024, with Paul Demeré and Jeffrey Gramlich, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 46, 107213.
  • [6] “Collateral Constraints, Financial Constraints, and Risk Management: Evidence from Anti-Recharacterization Laws,” 2023, with Douglas (DJ) Fairhurst, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 58, 805-836.
  • [5] “Corporate Governance and Financial Peer Effects,” 2020, with DJ Fairhurst, Financial Management 49, 235-263.
  • [4] “The Practice of and Motivation for Equity Recycling: Evidence from the Asia-Pacific Region,” 2019, with DJ Fairhurst, Pacific Basin Finance Journal 57, 1-15.
  • [3] “Heaping on Dividends: The Role of Dividend Size and Information Uncertainty,” 2019, with Keith Jakob, Journal of Behavioral Finance, 1-13.
  • [2] “Do Corporate Directors ‘Heap’ Dividends? Evidence on Dividend Rounding and Information Uncertainty in Australian Firms,” 2018, with Keith Jakob, Scott Niblock, and Elisabeth Sinnewe, Australian Journal of Management 43, 421-438.
  • [1] “Do Cultures Influence Abnormal Market Reactions before Official Sovereign Debt Rating Downgrade Announcements?,” 2017, with Keith Jakob, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money 47, 65-75.


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Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business
Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business | 343 Chandler L. Burns Hall, Clemson, S.C. 29634