Emeritus Professor

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  • Professor
  • · Office:  Bldg 58, Room 403
  • · TEL:  02-880-6852
  • · E-mail:  changwoo@snu.ac.kr

General Info.

Changwoo Lee is a professor of accounting at Seoul National University. He has BBA Degree from Seoul National University, MAS from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and received his PhD Degree in Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining Seoul National University, he was a faculty member of Stern School of Business at New York University for 5 years. He holds CPA certificates both in Korea and U.S.A.
He served as a member and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of KASB (Korea Accounting Standard Board), as president of the Korean Accounting Association. He has been serving the country as chairman of the Performance Evaluation Board for State Enterprises of Korea, appointed by Ministry of Strategy and Finance. He has also served as chairman of the audit committees of STX and KT&G.
He was awarded the Finance and Economy Minister Award and Best Paper Award from The Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also won Outstanding Teaching Award from the Alumni Association of Graduate School of Business Administration, Seoul National University.
His research focuses on Financial Accounting and Auditing. He has published seven books in the area of accounting as well as many professional research reports, and his research has appeared in prominent journals. He also served as an editor of Korean Management Association and Accounting and Auditing Journal.



Seoul National University, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1978
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Master of Accounting Science, 1982
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. in Business Administration, 1987

[Professional Certificates]

Certified Public Accountant, Korea 1977
Certified Public Accountant, USA 1983

[Business Experience]

Coopers & Lybrand in Seoul, 1977 - 1979, Staff Accountant
University of California, Berkeley, 1986 - 1987, Lecturer
New York University, 1987 - 1992, Assistant Professor
Seoul National University, 1992 - current, Associate Professor (tenured)
Current, Professor
Seoul National University, 1997 - 1999, Associate Dean of Student Affairs,
Seoul National University, 2003. 1 - current, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, College of Business Administration
Board Member of Korean Accounting Standard Board(KASB), 2002. 9 - 2005.8

[Teaching Experience]

University of California, Berkeley: 1986-87, Lecturer
Principles of Financial Accounting
New York University: 1987 - 1992, Assistant Professor
Principles of Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, Advanced Accounting, Managerial Accounting
Seoul National University: 1992 - , Professor of Accounting , Principles of Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting,
Auditing, Capital Market Based Accounting Research,

* Summer Teaching Experience

New York University: 1994 - Managerial Accounting
New York University: 1996 - Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting

[Membership in Academic Associations]

Korean Accounting Association
American Accounting Association
Korean Accounting Information Association (Vice President)
Korean Management Association (Accounting Area Editor)


[Research Areas]

Financial Accounting, Auditing, Capital Market Based Accounting Research
* A full list of research output is available upon request.

[Published Books]

Accounting Handbook (1996)
Understanding Financial Statements (2000)
Cost Managerial Accounting, 2nd Edition (2003)
Auditing, 2nd Edition (2005)