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Kwangjin (KJ) Lee Assistant Professor of Accounting

Kwangjin (KJ) Lee, PhD

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Graziadio Business School


KJ's primary research interest includes disclosure, information intermediaries, international accounting, and non-financial information. He received his master's degree in Economics and Management and diploma in Economics from London School of Economics in the UK, and bachelor's degree in business administration from Seoul National University in South Korea.

Prior to pursuing a PhD, KJ served for the countries. He received two Army Achievement Medals (AAMs) and is an honorably discharged veteran (E-5, Sergeant). He also worked at PwC as an internship of external auditor in Seoul, South Korea.


  • PhD, Michigan State University, 2018 (Expected)

  • MS, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2012
    Economics and Management

  • Diploma, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2011
    Economics (with Merit)

  • BS, Seoul National University, 2009
    Business Administration (Summa Cum Laude)


"Who Classifies Interest Payments as Financing Activities? An Analysis of Classification Shifting in the Statement of Cash Flows at the Adoption of IFRS" (with B. Baik, H. Cho, and W. Choi), Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 35(4), 331-351

Kwangjin (K.J.) Lee | C.V., November 2017

Working Papers

"Social Media Disclosure and Analysts as Information Intermediaries", Job market paper
Dissertation Committee: Chris Hogan (Co-Chair), Marilyn Johnson (Co-Chair), Ranjani
Krishnan, and Hang Nguyen (Marketing)

INFORMS Annual Meeting 2017(Invited Speaker)

"The Role of Analysts on Boards in Management Forecasts" (with B. Baik, H. Cho, M. Johnson)

Submitted for presentation at the 2018 FARS Midyear Meeting

"Determinants of 150-hour Requirement Adoption: An Empirical Analysis of Licensure across States" (with M. Atkinson, J. Jiang, and M. Johnson) Revising manuscript to prepare for submission

AAA Diversity Section Meeting (2015, by co-author)

Research in Progress

"The Economic Consequence of Social Media Usage: Evidence from the Disclosure of Consumer Product Recalls" (with S. Hong)

AAA Midwest Regional Meeting 2015

AEJMC Annual Meeting 2015 (presented by coauthor) (Top Student Paper)

INFORMS Annual Meeting 2016

"Saying is Easier than Doing: SEC Comment Letters and Filers' Responses (with M. Johnson, R.
Krishnan, and K. Lee)


Graduate School Writing Fellow Fellowship, Michigan State University 2016-2018

PhD Student Excellence in Teaching, Michigan State University 2016

AAA FARS Doctoral Consortium Fellow 2015

AEJMC Annual Meeting, Communication Technology Division, Best Student Paper Award 2015

Doctoral Fellowship, Michigan State University 2012-Present

Maryls and Jack Gray Doctoral Fellowship, Michigan State University 2012

Master's Degree Fellowship, Samsung Scholarship 2010-2012

Best Learner Award, Seoul National University 2010

Undergraduate Fellowship, Doosan Yonkang Foundation 2004-2009


Most Valuable Participant Award, Samsung Scholars Academic Camp (Twice) 2012, 2016

Distinguished Reserved Armed Forces Trainee Award 2011

Red Cross Silver Medal 2009

Army Achievement Medal (Twice) 2005, 2006