Jessica Kim-Gina

Jessica Kim-Gina

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  • office Address:

    1360 SHDH
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: Information problems arising from corporate intellectual properties (intangibles); Information sharing in supply chains; Contracting role of accounting

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Jessica Kim-Gina is a doctoral candidate in Accounting and is on the job market this year. She has been advised by Brian Bushee (co-chair), Wayne Guay, Chris Ittner (co-chair), and Rick Lambert. During her Ph.D. program, she jointly pursued a Master’s degree in Law from Penn Law School, concentrating on Intellectual Property and Technology Law. Her research interests primarily include information problems arising from corporate intellectual properties (intangibles); information sharing in supply chains; and contracting role of accounting.

Prior to joining Wharton, she worked as a research assistant at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and as an intern at Goldman Sachs in New York, NY. She received her B.S. degree with magna cum laude in Finance and Mathematics from NYU Stern School of Business.

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Jessica Kim-Gina (Job market paper), External Verifiability of Accounting Information and Intangible Asset Transactions.

Brian Bushee, Thomas Keusch, Jessica Kim-Gina (Working), Co-opetition and Firm’s Information Environment.

Jessica Kim-Gina (Working), Determinants of Voluntary Disclosure on Human Capital.

Jennifer Blouin, Jessica Kim-Gina (Work in Progress), Implicit Corporate Taxes and Technology Transfer.



Past Courses


    This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and standards underlying financial accounting systems. Several important concepts will be studied in detail, including: revenue recognition, inventory, long-lived assets, present value, and long term liabilities. The course emphasizes the construction of the basic financial accounting statements - the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement - as well as their interpretation.


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