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Jaewon Choi

Assistant Professor of Finance

Educational Background

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., Summa Cum Laude, Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University, 1999

Positions Held

Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2010-2012
Assistant Professor of Finance, Pennsylvania State University, 2009-2010

Recent Publications

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

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

Honors and Awards

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
List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois, 2012
List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois, 2011
Research Board Award, University of Illinois, 2010

Service Activities

Presenter, WFA Annual Meetings (Scheduled), Swiss Winter Conference on Financial Intermediation, European Winter Finance Conference (Discussion), Hong Kong University (Scheduled), Peking University, Shenzhen China (Scheduled), Chinese University of Hong Kong (Scheduled), FIRS Annual Meetings (Scheduled), 2014
Referee, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Empirical Finance, 2010-present
Presenter, NBER Conference, SFS Finance Cavalcade, FIRS Annual Meetings, Korea Institute of Finance, Tsinghua University, London Business School Summer Symposium, Oxford Annual Asset Pricing Retreat, CICF, Singapore Int'l Conference on Finance, Stockholm School of Economics, NFA Annual Meetings, Yonsei University, Australasian Finance & Banking Conference, 2013
Presenter, FRA Annual Meetings, University of Chicago Booth Junior Faculty Symposium, EFA Annual Meetings, Liquidity Risk Management Conference, Fordham University, CICF, Korea Institute of Finance, KAIST, Copenhagen Business School, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Seoul National University, Lund University of Sweden, 2012
Presenter, International Conference on Finance, Singapore, 2011
Presenter, American Finance Association Annual Meetings, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010


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4035 BIF
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL, 61820
(217) 244-0840

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