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Sangyup Choi

Assistant Professor, School of Economics

Email: sangyupchoi@yonsei.ac.kr
Tel: 02-2123-2492
Office: Daewoo Hall 313


Sangyup (Sam) Choi is an Assistant Professor at School of Economics and Underwood Division of Yonsei University since 2017. Prior to joining Yonsei University, he was an economist (Economist Program) at the Middle East and Central Asia Department of International Monetary Fund. Previously, he has also worked in the IMF’s Statistics Department and the Research Department. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from UCLA in 2015, B.A. in Economics from Yonsei University in 2009, and also studied at UC Berkeley from 2007 to 2008. His primary field of research is international finance. His research, thus far, has focused on credit market imperfections, fluctuations in uncertainty, and international spillovers with a focus on emerging market economies.


Ph.D. in Economics, UCLA (2015)

B.A. in Economics, Yonsei University (2009)

Courses and Current Research Areas


Undergraduate Courses: Analysis of International Financial Market, Macroeconomics

Current Research Areas

International Finance, Financial Markets, Macroeconomics, Applied Econometrics

Selected Publications

Choi, Sangyup. "Uncertainty and cross-border banking flows" (with Davide Furceri) Journal of International Money and Finance (forthcoming)
Choi, Sangyup. "Financial vs. policy uncertainty in emerging market economies" (with Myungkyu Shim) Open Economies Review (forthcoming)
Choi, Sangyup, Davide Furceri, Yi Huang, and Prakash Loungani. "The effect of aggregate uncertainty on sectoral productivity growth: the role of credit constraints" Journal of International Money and Finance November 2018.
Choi, Sangyup and Yuko Hashimoto. "Does transparency pay? Evidence from IMF data transparency policy reforms and emerging market sovereign bond spreads" Journal of International Money and Finance November 2018.
Choi, Sangyup, Davide Furceri, Prakash Loungani, Saurabh Mishra, and Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro. "Oil prices and inflation dynamics: evidence from advanced and developing economies" Journal of International Money and Finance April 2018.
Choi, Sangyup. "The impact of US financial uncertainty shocks on emerging market economies: an international credit channel" Open Economies Review February 2018.
Choi, Sangyup. "Variability in the effects of uncertainty shocks: new stylized facts from OECD countries" Journal of Macroeconomics September 2017.
Choi, Sangyup and Prakash Loungani. "Uncertainty and unemployment: the effects of aggregate and sectoral channels" Journal of Macroeconomics December 2015.
Choi, Sangyup. "Are the effects of Bloom’s uncertainty shocks robust?" Economics Letters May 2013.

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Webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/sangyupchoi

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