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Ari Kang

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department:     Finance

Ari Kang is a clinical assistant professor of finance at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches courses in corporate and business finance, applied financial research, and valuation at the undergraduate and MBA program levels. Kang’s research interests include applied microeconomics, financial economics, and labor economics. She also studies family economics and has written papers on the outcomes for children of parental choices and maternal and paternal time on the labor market.

She joined Texas McCombs in 2012 as a visiting assistant professor of finance and was appointed as a clinical assistant professor in 2014. Previously, Kang was an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Kang was awarded a Ph.D. in economics from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University in 2010. She earned a B.S. in material science and a master’s degree in economics from Seoul National University.



Omnova Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University, CEIC Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon


Electricity Center, Carnegie Mellon University


Full Tuition Scholarship, Seoul National University, South Korea


Ari Kang, Richard Lowery, and Malcolm Wardlaw. 2015. The Costs of Closing Failed Banks: A Structural Estimation of Regulatory Incentives. Review of Financial Studies 28(4), 1060-1102.


Ari Kang and Richard Lowery. 2014. The Pricing of IPO Services and Issues: Theory and Estimation. Review of Corporate Finance Studies 2(2), 188-234.