Choonsik (Chris) Lee


Choonsik Lee is an Associate Professor of finance in the College of Business at the University of Rhode Island. He held a faculty position at Quinnipiac University before joining URI. His research mainly focuses on corporate governance and SEC regulations. He received his Ph.D. in Finance from State University of New York at Buffalo in 2011, and is also a CFA charter holder.


Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
B.S., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Selected Publications

  • “Let’s Talk Sooner Rather Than Later: The Strategic Communication Decisions of Activist Blockholders”, with Adam Aiken, Journal of Corporate Finance 62 (June 2020), 101593.
  • “Voting Methods for Director Election, Monitoring costs, and Institutional Ownership,” with Kee H. Chung, Journal of Banking and Finance 113 (April 2020), 105738.
  • “Passive Blockholders, Informational Efficiency of Prices, and Firm Value,” with Kee H. Chung, and Carl Hsin-han Shen, Review of Financial Economics 38 (July 2020), 494-512.
  • “Managerial Reliance on the Retail Shareholder Vote: Evidence from Proxy Delivery Methods”, with Matthew Souther, Management Science 66 (April 2020), 1717-1736.
  • “Antitakeover Statutes and Internal Corporate Governance,” with Kee H. Chung, Corporate Governance: An International Review 24 (September 2016), 468-489.
  • “Financial Constraints, Board Governance Standards, and Corporate Cash Holdings,” with Heungju Park, Review of Financial Economics 28 (January 2016), 21-34.
  • “Corporate Governance and the Informational Efficiency of Prices,” with Kee H. Chung, and Sean Yang, Financial Management 45 (Spring 2016), 239-260.