Jung Ho Choi

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Fletcher Jones Faculty Scholar for 2019-2020
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Research Statement

Jung Ho Choi investigates how informational frictions and innovations have an influence on the processes and outcomes of the labor market and how these factors interact with each other. Using corporate disclosure as a major research setting, he studies how informational frictions, especially about employers, can interact with the labor market in three different dimensions: 1) Corporate disclosure (e.g., accounting fraud) has an impact on corporate decisions, which, in turn, affect the labor market (e.g., wage and job turnover); 2) Corporate disclosure shapes the labor market as employees, as an important stakeholder, consumes corporate disclosure (e.g., earnings announcements) for decision making (e.g., job search); 3) Employees, as an input in the (information) production function, have an impact on corporate disclosure. Additionally, he studies how corporate disclosure (e.g., cost structure disclosure) has an impact on individual and aggregate productivity and innovation (e.g., cost innovation and productivity dispersion).

Research Interests

  • Real Effects of Accounting
  • Labor Economics
  • Personnel Economics
  • Productivity
  • Innovation

Bio

Jung Ho Choi completed his PhD at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2017. In 2012, he earned a master’s degree in statistics from Columbia University. He worked as a financial adviser at PricewaterhouseCoopers in South Korea for five years after he graduated from Korea University with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 2005. His research interests are in real effects of accounting, labor economics, personnel economics, productivity, and innovation.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Accounting, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, 2017
  • MA, Statistics, Columbia University, 2012
  • Bachelor of Economics, Korea University, 2005

Professional Experience

  • Financial Adviser, PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2004-2010

Awards and Honors

  • Fletcher Jones Faculty Scholar, 2018-2019

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