VIENNA, VA, June 14, 2019 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Woon Gyu Choi with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Choi celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Supported by professional experience and an extensive educational background, Dr. Choi has excelled as an economist for over 20 years. A graduate of Seoul National University in South Korea, he earned a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in 1983 and a Master of Arts in 1986. He continued his studies, receiving a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1995. Dr. Choi began his career as an assistant professor with the department of economics for Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 1995 to 2000, further progressing to an economist with the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C., between 2000 and 2001.
Continuing his career with the International Monetary Fund as a senior economist since 2001, Dr. Choi served in the role of acting chief of internal economics, later accepting the post of senior economist for the Asian Division with the Institute for the Capacity Development at the aforementioned organization, a position he has held since 2018. Additionally, he worked as the deputy governor and director general of the Economic Research Institute for the Bank of Korea from 2012 to 2015. In a career filled with achievements, Dr. Choi's hard work has contributed to considerable research in macroeconomic policies including monetary and macroprudential policies, money demand, interest rates, international reserves, financial cycles, and global liquidity.
An expert in the field, Dr. Choi has contributed as an author for multiple publications including “Global Liquidity Transmission into Emerging Market Economies, and Their Policy Responses,” “Fire Sales and the Financial Accelerator,” “Asymmetric Effects of Government Spending: Does the Level of Real Interest Rates Matter?” “Trade Credit and the Effects ofMacro-Financial Shocks,” “Liability Dollarization and the Bank Balance Sheet Channel,” “The Money Demand Function with Output Uncertainty, Monetary Uncertainty, and Financial Innovations,” among others. A testament to his success, he has been the recipient of a Won-Yeong Lee fellowship and a research grant from the Council ofHong Kong. Additionally, Dr. Choi has been recognized for his distinguished teaching performance with the School of Business and Management by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Choi has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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