Sang Hoon Lee

Sang Hoon Lee, PhD, Assoc. Prof.

Vice Dean, College of Business and Management

Faculty of Finance, Bachelor of Business Administration, College of Business and Management


Dr. Lee graduated with a PhD in Financial Economics from University of New Orleans (1990), MBA from University of New Orleans (1985), and BA from Yon Sei University in Seoul, Korea (1978). His main research interests include valuation of financial assets, financial literacy, and financial development and regulatory impacts on financial markets, among others. Dr. Lee has been teaching finance and investment subjects for more than 30 years in the U.S., Korea, Kazakhstan, and Bangladesh, and his main teaching subjects are Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, and Financial Derivatives.

Dr. Lee has extensive work experience as an academic administrator. Before joining the Vin University, he worked as the dean of the BRAC Business School, Dhaka, Bangladesh for 3.5 years. Previously, he served the Bang College of Business, KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan, as the dean for more than 7 years.

Dr. Lee also worked as a Managing Director at the Korea Securities Dealers Association, a self-regulatory organization (SRO) in Korea. His main role included supervising International Affairs, Bond Market, and OTC Market divisions and worked as a delegation of government for Korea’s OECD membership application process. Dr. Lee also operated his own consulting firm advising corporate clients and financial regulators on regulatory conformity, international funding, and investor dispute resolution. He helped domestic and foreign clients to understand the local market, and to expand their commercial and financial relationships with a wide range of entities in Korea and other Asian Markets.

1. “A Comparative Study of Financial Literacy, Retirement Planning and Delinquency in Payment: The Kazakhstan Case,” with M. Katenova, Eastern Journal of European Studies, Vol. 11, Issue 1, June 2020

2. “R&D Investments and Sustainable Growth: Evidence from China,” with W. Kim, K. Park, and H. Kim, Sustainability, 10, 4133, 2018

3. “Corporate Social Responsibility, Ownership Structure, and Firm Value: Evidence from Korea,” with W. Kim and K. Park, Sustainability, 10, 2497, 2018

4. “Financial Literacy: The Case of KIMEP University Students,” with Maya Katenova, Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias, Vol. 90, No. 2, Suppl. 1, 2018

5. “Does Mutual Causality between Direct and Indirect Finance and Economic Growth Exist in Russian Federation?” with M. Katenova, Anais da Academia Brasileira, Vol. 89, No. 3, 2017

6. “Financial Literacy and Retirement Planning in Kazakhstan,” with A. Kuttyzholova, Journal of Insurance and Financial Management, Vol. 1, No. 2, April 2016

7. “Does Bank Lending Rate Propagate Economic Cycles in Developing Countries with High Foreign Debts?” with M. Mujibul Haque, International Journal of Business and Public Administration, Vol. 12, No. 1, Summer 2015

8. “The Loan-Bond Spread as a Predictor of Real Economic Activity: Evidences from 20 European Countries,” with M. Mujibul Haque, Journal of International Business and Economics, Vol. 12, No. 4, October 2012

9. “The Role of Term Spread on Real Economic Activity: A Comparative Analysis for Kazakhstan and Russia,” with M. Mujibul Haque, Journal of International Finance Studies, Vol. 11, No. 3, October 2011

10. “Portfolio Diversification Effect in the Capital Market of Kazakhstan: Empirical Study based on KASE Index,” with Nurlan Orazalin, Journal of International Finance Studies, Vol. 11, No. 1, June 2011

11. “The Asymmetric Cyclical Effects of Bank Capital on Bank Lending: Evidences from 6 CIS Countries,” with M. Mujibul Haque, Journal of International Finance Studies, Vol. 11, No. 1, June 2011

12. “The Pro-cyclical Effects of Bank Capital on Bank Lending: A Case of Kazakhstan,” with M. Mujibul Haque, International Review of Business Research Papers, Vol. 7, No. 3, May 2011

Doctor of Philosophy Degree, Financial Economics: University of New Orleans

Master of Business Administration: University of New Orleans

Bachelor, BA History: Yonsei University