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Dr Woo-Young Kang
Lecturer in Finance

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Woo-Young Kang is a Lecturer in Finance at Brunel University London since 2017 when he completed his PhD in Finance at Cranfield School of Management in the UK. He is also a graduate of Boston University (BA Economics, 2006; MSc Mathematical Finance, 2009) in US and Sogang University (MBA Finance, 2008) in South Korea with finance industry experience. He teaches Financial Markets and Global Financial Markets for the undergraduate and graduate levels, respectively. His research areas are in Asset Pricing, Banking, Financial Markets, Financial Engineering and Corporate Finance. He has published his research in leading international peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, and the Finance Research Letters. His research are being presented at leading academic conferences, such as the meetings of the Southern Finance Association, the Eastern Finance Association and the Southwestern Finance Association.


  • PhD, Cranfield University, 2017
  • MSc, Boston University, 2009
  • MBA, Sogang University, 2008
  • BA, Boston University, 2006


  • Departmental Research Ethics Coordinator
  • Departmental Leader of Academic Misconduct (– 9/2022)
  • Programme Leader of BSc Banking and Finance ( – 1/2021)

Newest selected publications

Kang, W-Y. and Mishra, T. (2023) 'Culture and Arbitrage Interdependencies in a Virtual Currency Market'.63rd Southern Finance Association Annual Meeting. Fajardo, Puerto Rico. 15 - 18 November.

Conference paper

Caporale, GM., Kang, W-Y., Spagnolo, F. and Spagnolo, N. (2023) 'Cyber-attacks, cryptocurrencies, and cyber-security', in Achim, M. (ed.) Economic and Financial Crime, Sustainability and Good Governance. Cham, Switzerland : Springer. , Part F1313. pp. 347 - 381. ISBN 10: 3-031-34082-5. ISBN 13: 978-3-031-34081-9. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Kang, W-Y. and Poshakwale, S. (2023) 'Cultural similarity and bank interconnectedness'.62nd Southwestern Finance Association Annual Meeting. Houston, Texas, USA. 8 - 11 March.

Conference paper

Caporale, GM., Kang, W-Y., Spagnolo, F. and Spagnolo, N. (2022) 'The Covid-19 pandemic, policy responses and stock markets in the G20'. International Economics, 172. pp. 77 - 90. ISSN: 1612-4804 Open Access Link

Journal article

Choudhry, T., Dissanaike, G., Jayasekera, R., Kang, W-Y. and Nnadi, M. (2021) 'Loss Sensitive Investors and Positively Biased Analysts in Hong Kong Stock Market'. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 57 (4). pp. 1 - 45. ISSN: 0924-865X Open Access Link

Journal article
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