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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business
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Lee, Seokwoo

Academic Unit:Finance
Position:Assistant Professor
Phone:703-993-5163
Office Location:Enterprise Hall 230
Office Hours:Thursday 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm; and by appointment
Research Interests:
  • Corporate Finance
  • Real Option & Credit Risk
  • Financial Contracting
  • Bayesian Economics
Education:
  • PhD - Finance, University of Michigan
  • MS - Statistics, University of Chicago
  • MS - Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan
  • BS - Computer Science, University of Michigan
Profile:

Lee is an assistant professor of finance in the School of Business. He has previous teaching experience at Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.

In addition to his research interests in the area of finance, Lee has published research in the field of computer science in publications includingthe Journal of Solid State and Circuits and Micros Top Picks, IEEE MICRO Journal. He also has a U.S. patent for recovery from errors in a data processing apparatus.

Research and Awards:

A Self-Tuning DVS Processor Using Delay-Error Detection and Correction (with S. Das; D. Roberts; D. Blaauw; T. Austin; T. Mudge; and K. Flautner). Journal of Solid State and Circuits (JSSC). 2005.

A Self-Tuning DVS Processor Using Delay-Error Detection and Correction (with S. Das; D. Roberts; D. Blaauw; T. Austin; T. Mudge; and K. Flautner). Symposium on VLSI Circuits. 2005.

Razor: Circuit Level Correction of Timing Errors and for Low-Power Operation (with D. Ernst; S. Das; D. Blaauw; T. Austin; T. Mudge; N. Kim; and K. Flautner). Micros Top Picks, IEEE MICRO Journal. November/December, Volume 24, Number 6, 2004.

Reducing Pipeline Energy Demands with Local DVS and Dynamic Retiming (with S. Das; T. Pham; T. Austin; D. Blaauw; and T. Mudge). International Symposium onLow Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED-2004). August 2004.

Circuit-Aware Computer Architecture Simulator (with S. Das; V. Bertacco; T. Austin; D. Blaauw; and T. Mudge). 41st Design Automation Conference (DAC-2004). June2004.

FACULTY ACCOLADES
Presented the paper titled, “Knightian Uncertainty and Capital Structure” at the Research Seminar at the Federal Reserve at the Board in Washington, DC and at the Midwest Finance Association in Chicago, IL in 2017.

Presented the paper titled, “Model of Bank Run with Fragile Belief” at the Research Seminar at the FDIC in Washington, DC in 2017.

Presented the paper titled, “Robust Security Design” (with coauthor Uday Rajan) at the IMF seminar in Washington, D.C, in 2016, at the Finance Theory Group Conference at Imperial College in London, England in 2016, at the Corporate Finance Conference at University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN in 2016, and at the Arison School of Business, Tel Aviv in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2016. 

Received a Research Award from George Mason University in 2016.

Presented the paper titled, “Knightian Uncertainty and Capital Structure: Theory and Evidence.” at the IFABS 2015 Oxford Conference in Oxford, United Kingdom in 2015.


Presented the paper titled, “Knightian Uncertainty and Capital Structure: Theory and Evidence.” at the 2015 China International Conference in Finance in Shenzen, China in 2015, at the Australasian Finance and Banking Conference in Sydney, Australia- NSW in 2014, at the 2015 FMA - Asia in Seoul, Republic of Korea in 2015, and at the 2015 European Winter Finance Conference in London, United Kingdom in 2015.  

Working Papers:


Knightian Uncertainty and Capital Structure:  Theory and Evidence, October 2013
A New Measure of Knightian Uncertainty. November, 2012.