K. Jeremy Ko
Senior Financial Economist
Office of Financial Intermediaries

Education Summary

  • Ph.D. Financial Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003
  • A.B. Physics, Harvard University, 1996

Fields of Interest

  • Behavioral finance
  • Information and market efficiency
  • Government policy and regulation
  • Household finance
Senior Financial Economist
Division of Economic and Risk Analysis
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
2009–present
Assistant Professor of Finance
Smeal School of Business
Pennsylvania State University
2002–2009
Visiting Professor of Finance
McCombs School of Business
University of Texas - Austin
2006–2007
  • K. Jeremy Ko and Zhijian (James) Huang, Persistence of Beliefs in an Investment Experiment, 2012, Quarterly Journal of Finance 2.
  • Yoon-Ho Alex Lee and K. Jeremy Ko, Consumer Mistakes in the Mortgage Market: Choosing Unwisely Versus Not Switching Wisely, 2012, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law 14, 417-462.
  • K. Jeremy Ko, Leveraged Investor Disclosures and Concentrations of Risk, 2009, Journal of Financial Markets 12, 368-390.
  • K. Jeremy Ko and Zhijian (James) Huang, Arrogance Can Be a Virtue: Overconfidence, Information Acquisition, and Market Efficiency, 2007, Journal of Financial Economics 84, 529-560.
  • K. Jeremy Ko and Jared Williams, The Effects of Regulating Penalty Fees for Consumer Financial Products, RSFI Working Paper 2013-03.
  • K. Jeremy Ko and Yoon-Ho Alex Lee, Economic Models and Regulatory Remedies for the Problem of Consumer Credit.
  • Zhijian (James) Huang and K. Jeremy Ko, Out-of-Sample Performance of Optimal Anomaly Portfolios.

Conference Activities

Paper Presentation, 2013 WFA Conference
Paper presentation, 2013 Boulder Summer Conference
Paper presentation and discussant, 2012 FMA Conference
Paper presentation, 2012 FDIC Consumer Research Symposium
Paper presentation and discussant, 2012 World Finance Conference
Paper presentation, 2008 European Finance Association Conference
Paper presentation, 2008 Washington Area Finance Conference
Paper presentation, 2007 FARFE Conference

University Presentations

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 2012
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 2011
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2009
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 2009
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 2009