Jaesung Choi

Office Address: 

291 McNeil


Visiting Scholar
Assistant Professor, School of Economics, Sungkyunkwan University

Ph.D., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, May 2013
M.A., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, August 2011
B.A., Economics, Yonsei University, August 2007

Jaesung Choi is an associate professor in Global Economics at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. His primary research interests are labor, education, public health and program evaluation. His research focuses on investigating gender and socioeconomic background as sources of inequality in childhood outcomes, with an overarching goal of developing effective policies to affect children’s development and lessen inequality. He has conducted various research projects that evaluate education policies such as regulating private tutoring institutions, changing school start time, and expanding school choices in South Korea. He is also interested in web-scraping and text mining, and actively works on various web-based data collection projects on private supplementary education, professional labor markets, housing markets in South Korea. He has published his works in journals such as Demography, Social Science and Medicine, and Annual Review of Sociology.