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Seongkyu (Gilbert) Park

Assistant Professor of Finance

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Contact Information

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301

Portland Center

200 SW Market Street, Suite 101
Portland  Oregon  97201


Seongkyu (Gilbert) Park joined the faculty of Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management in 2022. Prior to that, Gilbert was an assistant professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). During his time there, he was awarded several teaching awards and recognized as PolyU Business School Fellow for making significant contribution raising the reputation and visibility of the University.

Gilbert’s primary research interests are in wide area of financial economics including market microstructure, behavioral finance, derivatives, and asset pricing. His research has been published at several journals including Critical Finance Review, Journal of Financial Markets, and International Review of Economics and Finance. He is a four-time recipient of competitive external grants from the Hong Kong Research Council, and his work has been recognized with best paper awards from several conferences and associations.

Gilbert earned a Bachelor of Business Administration at Korea University with a minor in economics. After his military service as a 1st lieutenant captain at Republic of Korea Air Force, he earned a Master of Economics at Korea University with emphasis on economic theory. He then earned his Ph.D and M.A. at the University of Chicago in economics focusing on financial economics, asset pricing, industrial organization, and law and economics.

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  • Ph.D., University of Chicago
  • M.A., University of Chicago
  • M.Econ., Korea University
  • B.B.A., Korea University

Selected Publications

Park, Seongkyu Gilbert, K. C. John Wei, and Linti Zhang, 2022, The Fu (2009) Positive Relation between Idiosyncratic Volatility and Expected Returns Is Due to Look-Ahead Bias, Critical Finance Review, forthcoming

Park, Seongkyu Gilbert, Wing Suen, and Kam-Ming Wan, 2022, Standard Call Auction and Closing Price Manipulation: Evidence from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Journal of Financial Markets 58, 100700

Chung, Kee H., Seongkyu Gilbert Park, and Doojin Ryu, 2016, Trade duration, informed trading, and option moneyness, International Review of Economics and Finance 44, 395-411

Honors and Awards

PBS (PolyU Business School) Fellow Award 2020/21

Honorable mention (2nd prize) for best paper award at the 16th Annual Conference of the Asia-Pacific Association of Derivatives 2020

Semi-finalist for best paper award at the Financial Management Association 2019

Best paper award (1st prize) at the World Finance Conference 2017

Best paper award (Pacific Basin Finance Journal Award) at the Asian Finance Association 2017

8th Financial News & KAFA Doctoral Student Dissertation Award 2014

Semi-finalist for best paper award at the Financial Management Association 2014

American Finance Association Student Travel Grant 2014

Australasian Finance and Banking Conference Ph.D Travel Grant 2013

Korea Securities Association Best Dissertation Award at the 8th Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets 2013

Doctoral Study Abroad Scholarship, Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies 2009–2014

Willamette University

Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

Portland Center

200 SW Market Street, Suite 101
Portland Oregon 97201 U.S.A.