Jung Ho Choi

Jung HoChoi
Fletcher Jones Faculty Scholar for 2019-2020
Academic Area: 
Accounting

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

Publications

Journal Articles

Jung Ho Choi, Alon Kalay, Gil Sadka. Journal of Financial Markets. June 2016, Vol. 29, Pages 110-143.

Working Papers

Job Search with Financial Information: Theory and Evidence | PDF
Bong-Geun Choi, Jung Ho Choi, Sara Malik, November 302020
Informing Entrepreneurs: Public Corporate Disclosure and New Business Formation | PDF
John Manuel Barrios, Jung Ho Choi, Yael V. Hochberg, Jinhwan Kim, Miao Liu, November 2020
Breaking it Down: Competitive Costs of Cost Disclosures | PDF
Philip G. Berger, Jung Ho Choi, Sorabh Tomar, June 92019

Teaching

Degree Courses

2020-21

Financial accounting is the measurement of economic activity for decision-making. Financial statements are a key product of this measurement process and an important component of firms' financial reporting activities. The objective of this course...

2019-20

Financial accounting is the measurement of economic activity for decision-making. Financial statements are a key product of this measurement process and an important component of firms' financial reporting activities. The objective of this course...

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