Joohyung  Ha

Joohyung Ha

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Joohyung Ha teaches accounting grounded in the Jesuit principles of educating the whole person with the aim to develop business leaders with high ethical standards. Dr. Ha’s research interests include financial reporting, valuation, market anomaly, and agency costs. She has taught financial and managerial accounting at various universities throughout the country.

Dr. Ha’s current interests are focused on the impact of accounting information on capital markets. Her work focuses on the economic effects of financial frictions, the methods firms use to alleviate those frictions, and how the choices firms make are influenced by contractive effectiveness and the information content of equity prices. Dr. Ha has presented at national academic conferences such as the American Accounting Association and the Annual Conference on Pacific Basin Finance, Economics, Accounting, and Management Conference.

When Dr. Ha is not teaching, researching, or presenting, she enjoys reading, yoga, traveling, and watching baseball and football.


Ph.D., Accounting, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 2011
M.S.F., Finance, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 2006
M.P.A., Professional Accounting, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 2005
B.S. Accounting, University of Ulsan, South Korea, 2004

Courses Offered
  • The following courses represent the last 3 years of teaching and do not represent the current course offerings.

The following list is a selection of recent publications and does not represent the entire body of research.

Ha, Joohyung. “The impact of Regulation FD on the information environment: Evidence from the stock market response split announcements” in Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting Springer Science+Business Media New York, 2013 (with Eng, L. and Nabar, S.)

Honors and Awards

Best Paper Award “Corporate social responsibility, tax aggressiveness, and firm value”, Midwest Region Annual Meeting


Assistant Professor, Loyola University, 2011-2014

Joohyung Ha, University of San Francisco School of Management