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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Youngran Choi

CV (pdf)

Education

  • Ph.D. in Economics, Washington State University, Expected May 2020
    • Advisor: Dr. Thomas L. Marsh
  • M.S. in Economics (with honors), University of the Philippines, Diliman, 2006
  • B.S. in Economics (with honors), University of the Philippines, Diliman, 2004

Fields of Interest

  • Primary: Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Health Economics
  • Secondary: Agricultural Economics

Manuscripts under Review

  • Youngran Choi, Kuan-Ju Chen, and Thomas L. Marsh, “Consumer Preference for Bio-based Batteries” (under review)

Working Papers

  • Youngran Choi and Thomas L. Marsh, “Closing the vaccination gapheterogenous effects of immunization campaign in Kenya”, (Job Market Paper)
  • Youngran Choi and Jae Young Hwang, “Predicting the Effect of Product Fatigue on the Decision Making Process Using Neuroscience data”
  • Youngran Choi and Jae Young Hwang, “Building Brand Equity for Sustainable Brand Cognition'”
  • Youngran Choi and Jae Young Hwang, “The Impact of CSR Advertising and Product Advertising on Abnormal Stock Returns: A Comparative Analysis using Event Study Methodology”

Works in Progress

  • Youngran Choi and Thomas L. Marsh, “Vaccination behavior and Bayesian persuasion”
  • Youngran Choi and Jae Young Hwang, “Healthy food choices tied to specific purchasing decisions and eating patterns”

Book Review

  • Munoz-Garcia, Felix and Ana Arredondo-Espinola. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory: Tools and Step-by-Step Examples. MIT Press, 2018
  • Munoz-Garcia, Felix. Practice Exercises for Advanced Microeconomic Theory. MIT Press, 2017

Teaching Experience

Instructor — Washington State University

  • EconS 428 Globalizing Capitalism Today
    • Fall 2018, Enrollment: 35, Student evaluation mean 4.4/5.0
    • Fall 2017, Enrollment: 38, Student evaluation mean 4.0/5.0 (View Student Commentary)
      • Developed half of the course materials and taught a University Common Requirements (UCORE) class for senior level undergraduates in both Economics and non-economics majors exploring the basic causes and impacts of globalization through historical forces and applying economic concepts covering development and integration of markets

Teaching Assistant — Washington State University

  • Econ 327 and I Bus 470 International Trade and Finance: Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

Research and Professional Experience

Selected Presentations

  • 2019 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting, “Big Data and the Econometrics of Health”. Track session. Atlanta, GA., Jul. 2019
  • 2019 Graduate Research Exposition, “Analyzing vaccination decision using machine learning”. Washington State University, WA., Mar. 2019
  • 2019 American Economic Association (AEA/ASSA) Annual Meeting
    “Closing the vaccination gap–heterogeneous effects of immunization campaign in Kenya” Poster session and a selected video interview. Atlanta, GA., Jan. 2019
  • 2018 Southern Economic Association (SEA) Annual Meeting
    “The impact of CSR advertising and product advertising on abnormal stock returns: a comparative analysis using event study methodology” Selected paper presentation. Washington D.C., Nov. 2018
  • 2018 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting
    “Consumer preference for bio-based batteries” Poster session. Washington D.C., Aug. 2018
  • 2018 Western Education and Research Activities Committee on Agribusiness (WERA-72) Annual Meeting
    “Healthy food choices tied to specic purchasing decisions and eating patterns” Selected paper presentation. Manhattan, KS., June 2018
  • 2017 Western Education and Research Activities Committee on Agribusiness (WERA-72) Annual Meeting
    “Consumer preference for bio-based batteries” Selected paper presentation. Boise, ID., June 2017

Grants, Scholarships and Awards

  • Graduate Research Exposition Award (2019), $500, 2nd place in Competition, Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), Washington State University
  • Travel grant (2018), $500, AAEA Trust Committee and the organizers of the pre-conference workshop “Towards Engagement and Collaboration of 1890, 1862, Federal and Private Institutions: A Win-Win for the Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness Professions”
  • Travel grant (2017), $200, AAEA Trust Committee and the organizer of the pre-conference workshop “Recent Developments in Experimental Economics–Econometric Methods for High-Dimensional Data”
  • Selected Outstanding Student (2012), $6,000 (approx.), Ministry of Environment of Republic of Korea and Yonsei University sponsoring for an internship at the United Nations (UN) under the International Environmental Expert Training Program
  • The Most Outstanding International Student (2001), University of the Philippines, Diliman

Skills

  • Computer: R, Python, GAUSS, MATLAB, Mathematica, STATA, and LATEX
  • Languages: English (fluent), Korean (native)
  • Training: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program (Level II) candidate

References

  • Dr. Thomas L. Marsh (Advisor), Distinguished Professor of Agricultural & Resource Economics, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, tl_marsh@wsu.edu
  • Dr. David Dawe, Senior Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO), Bangkok 10200, Thailand, David.Dawe@fao.org

Youngran Choi

Contact Info:

E-mail: youngran.choi@wsu.edu

Office Location:

205B Hulbert Hall
School of Economic Sciences
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6210