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Sangyup (Sam) Choi is an Assistant Professor at School of Economics and Underwood Division of Yonsei University since 2017. He is also a Research Affiliate at the Global Research Unit of City University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining Yonsei University, he was an economist (Economist Program) at the Middle East and Central Asia Department of International Monetary Fund. Previously, he also worked in the IMF’s Statistics Department and the Research Department. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from UCLA in 2015, B.A. in Economics from Yonsei University in 2009, and also studied at UC Berkeley from 2007 to 2008. His primary field of research is international finance. His research, thus far, has focused on credit market imperfections, fluctuations in uncertainty, credit channel of monetary policy, and international spillovers with a focus on emerging market economies. He is ranked 52nd among 6,035 economists (less than 5 years) from IDEAS Top Young Economists Ranking.