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Jaewon Choi

Assistant Professor of Finance


Ph.D. Finance, New York University, 2010.
M.Phil. Finance, New York University, 2010.
M.S.E. Operations Research & Financial Engineering, Princeton University, 2004.
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University, 1999.


Assistant Professor of Finance, Pennsylvania State University, 2009 - 2010


Journal Articles

"What Drives the Value Premium?: The Role of Asset Risk and Financial Leverage." J. Choi, Review of Financial Studies, November: 2013

"Credit Risk with Lagged Information." J. Choi, Journal of Derivatives, Winter: 2008

Honors and Awards

Lee Kun Hee Scholarship, Samsung , 2002-2008

Ph.D. Student Travel Stipend, Western Finance Association , 2009

David M. Graifman Award for the Best Dissertation in Finance, Stern School of Business , 2009

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois , 2011

, Best Doctoral Dissertation Award, Financial News (the best paper in finance among Korean PhD students) , 2008

, Research Board Award, University of Illinois , 2010

, List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois , 2012

, Arnold O. Beckman Research Award, University of Illinois , 2013

, Top Journal Paper Award, Korea-America Finance Association , 2013

, Samsung Securities Outstanding Paper Award, International Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets , 2013


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4035 BIF
515 East Gregory Drive
Champaign IL 61820

(217) 244-0840

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