CURRICULUM VITAE


NAME: Hwan-sik Choi (hwansik@binghamton.edu)

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
Binghamton University

4400 Vestal Parkway E.
Binghamton, NY 13902
Phone: (607) 777-7356

CITIZENSHIP: Republic of Korea         VISA: U.S. Permanent Resident


EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Economics, Cornell University (2007).
M.A., Economics, Cornell University (2006) and Seoul National University (2001).
M.S., Statistics, Cornell University (2007)
B.S., Aerospace engineering / economics, Magna cum laude, Seoul National University (1997)

POSITIONS:

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Binghamton University, 2013~Present
Assistant Professor, Department of Consumer Science, Purdue University, 2010~2013
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Texas A&M University, 2008~2010
Economist, Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), Washington D.C., 2007~2008
Research Assistant, Risk Analysis Division, The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Department of the Treasury (Part time), 2005~2007

RESEARCH:

Econometrics:
Model selection; Diffusions; Robust inference with misspecified models; Bayesian methods; Forecasting; Statistical curvature and differential geometrical methods in statistics.

Financial economics:
Credit risk; Macro-finance; Banking system and Basel Accords; Real estate markets; Asset pricing.

Applied economics
Health economics; Behavioral economics.


ARTICLES:

An Asymptotic Analysis of Likelihood-Based Diffusion Model Selection Using High Frequency Data (with Minsoo Jeong and Joon Y. Park)Journal of Econometrics, forthcoming.
Geometry of the Log-Likelihood Ratio Statistic in Misspecified Models (with N. Kiefer), Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 141 (6), 2091-2099, 2011. 
Improving Robust Model Selection Tests for Dynamic Models (with N. Kiefer), Econometrics Journal, 13(2), 177-204, 2010.
Development and Validation of Credit Scoring Models (with D. Glennon, E. Larson, and N. Kiefer), Journal of Credit Risk, 4(3), 41-101, 2008.
Robust Nonnested Testing and Demand for Money (with N. Kiefer), Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, 26, 9-17, 2008.
Software Evaluation: EasyReg International (with N. Kiefer), International Journal of Forecasting, 21, 609-616, 2005.

WORKING PAPERS:

Expert Information and Nonparametric Bayesian Inference of Rare Events.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

Referee service:
Proposal review for the National Science Foundation. 
Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Economic Modelling, Journal of Econometrics (2), Journal of Credit Risk.

Department and university service:
Chronic disease research interest group committee (Purdue, 2010-2011), Recruiting committee (Purdue, 2010-2012), Department seminar organizer (2011-2012), Instructor for Learning Communities for first-year students (2011).

CONFERENCE & INVITED SEMINAR PRESENTATION:

 2013Purdue University (Department of Statistics), NBER-NSF Seminar on Bayesian Inference in Econometrics and Statistics (Washington University in St. Louis), Midwest Econometrics Group conference (Indiana University), Symposium of Probability and Stochastic Processes (CIMAT, Mexico).
 2012 Purdue University (Department of Statistics), Purdue Health and Human Sciences Extension Conference, NBER-NSF time-series conference (Texas A&M), Infometrics-Institute nonparametric inference conference (UC Riverside)
 2011 Winter Meeting of the American Economic Association (Denver, CO), Purdue University (Department of Economics), University of Missouri (Department of Economics), University of Kansas (Department of Economics).
 2009 Cornell University (Department of Economics), Texas A&M University (Department of Statistics), Texas Camp Econometrics (New Braunfels, TX).
 2008 Texas A&M University (Department of Agricultural Economics).
 2006 North American Winter Meeting of The Econometric Society (Boston, MA).

WORK & ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

Teaching:
Binghamton University - Economic Statistics (Graduate).
Purdue University - Risk Management (Undergraduate), Investment (Undergraduate), Global Consumer (Undergraduate).
Texas A&M University - Introduction to Econometrics (Undergraduate), Topics in Time Series (Graduate).

Teaching Assistant:
Cornell University - Introduction to Macroeconomics, Graduate Econometrics II, Introduction to Statistics.
Seoul National University - Graduate Economic Statistics, Econometrics.

AWARDS AND HONORS:

Sage Fellowship (Floyd W. Mundy Fellowship), Cornell University, 2002-2007.
Yang-young Foundation Scholarship, 2002.
Yong-am Foundation Scholarship, 1993-1996.
Magna cum laude, 1997.

REFERENCES:

Available upon request.