K. Jeremy Ko

Senior Financial Economist
Office of Research and Data Services

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
  • Assistant Professor of Finance
    Smeal School of Business
    Pennsylvania State University
  • Visiting Professor of Finance
    McCombs School of Business
    University of Texas - Austin
  • K. Jeremy Ko and Jared Williams, 2017, The Effects of Regulating Hidden Add-on Costs,  Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 49(1), 39-74.
  • K. Jeremy Ko and Zhijian (James) Huang, 2012, Persistence of Beliefs in an Investment Experiment, Quarterly Journal of Finance 2.
  • Yoon-Ho Alex Lee and K. Jeremy Ko, 2012, Consumer Mistakes in the Mortgage Market: Choosing Unwisely Versus Not Switching Wisely,  University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law 14, 417-462.
  • K. Jeremy Ko, 2009, Leveraged Investor Disclosures and Concentrations of Risk, Journal of Financial Markets 12, 368-390.
  • K. Jeremy Ko and Zhijian (James) Huang, 2007, Arrogance Can Be a Virtue: Overconfidence, Information Acquisition, and Market Efficiency, Journal of Financial Economics 84, 529-560.
  • K. Jeremy Ko and Jared Williams, The Effects of Regulating Hidden Add-on Costs, 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
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