Sangyup (Sam) Choi is an Associate Professor at the School of Economics of Yonsei University where he also holds a Lee Youn Jae Rising Fellowship Professor.  He is currently on the Advisory Panel of the Bank of Korea Economic Research Institute and also a Research Associate at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) of the Australian National University and the Global Research Unit of the City University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining Yonsei University, he was an economist (Economist Program) at the Middle East and Central Asia Department of the International Monetary Fund. Previously, he also worked in the IMF’s Statistics Department and the Research Department. His primary field of research is international finance. His research, thus far, has focused on financial market imperfections, fluctuations in uncertainty, transmission channels of monetary and fiscal policy and their international spillovers. He has published over twenty articles in renowned international academic journals, including the Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Applied Econometrics, International Journal of Central Banking, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics: Advances, Journal of Macroeconomics, and Oxford Economic Papers. His scholarly work has been cited in Ben Bernanke's Nobel Lecture: Banking, Credit, and Economic Fluctuations, Economic Report of the President, and IMF Managing Director's Speech at the Atlantic Council. He also received the Lee Youn Jae Rising Fellowship in 2023, the Choheon Academic Award in 2022, the Korea Economic Research Award in 2022, and the university-wide research excellence awards in 2020 and 2022. He was listed among young and influential economists in Korea by Chosun Biz. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from UCLA in 2015, a B.A. in Economics from Yonsei University in 2009, and studied at UC Berkeley from 2007 to 2008. 

Email: sangyupchoi@gmail.com (for research and personal); sangyupchoi@yonsei.ac.kr (for teaching and admin)

Web:  www.sangyupchoi.com 

Address: School of Economics, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, Sinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Korea    

Click here for a downloadable CV (April 2024)

Research and Teaching Interests

Primary: International Finance

Secondary: Macroeconomics, Financial Markets, Banking

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The 13th KIEP-IMF Joint Conference discussion on China shock and spillovers (November 29, 2023)

Global Financial Conference panel discussion on "The Great Depression, Bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, and Today: Beyond Inflation" (April 27, 2023)

Asian Leadership Conference panel discussion on strong dollar and global economic outlook (November 9, 2022)

My interview with Arirang News about understanding impact of high interest rates (July 27, 2022)

My interview with Arirang News about ensuring financial stability amid efforts to tame inflation (July 20, 2022)

My talk at the IMF Spring Meeting about how data transparency pays off (April 18, 2017)