Dr. Choi Jinho is responsible for undertaking the AMRO country surveillance work for Japan (Desk economist), Korea and Vietnam (Back-up economist), as well as participating in the surveillance framework development on the fiscal side of the ASEAN+3 member countries.
Prior to joining AMRO, Dr. Choi worked for the Bank of Korea from December 1999 to March 2016 as economist and senior economist in Research Department, Monetary Policy Department, and International Department. At the Bank of Korea, Dr. Choi conducted a wide range of policy-oriented research including the effectiveness of Korea’s fiscal stimulus, asymmetric behavior of Korean households’ inflation expectations, and dynamic effects on terms of trade shocks. His recent articles have been published in several international journals, such as Quantitative Economics, Economic Modelling, and Emerging Markets Finance and Trade. In AMRO, he contributed to several research projects as co-authors, including “High Corporate Debt in China: Macro and Sectoral Risk Assessments” and “Local Currency Contribution to the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation.”
He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Indiana University at Bloomington, USA, and a Master in Applied Economics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA. Dr. Choi graduated with M.B.A. in Finance and B.A. in Economics from Seoul National University.