Wonseok Choi, PhD

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Assistant Professor, Department of  Accounting and Finance
Program Area: Finance

Professional Preparation

  • PhD, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Finance
  • MS, University of North Texas, Finance
  • MS, University of South Florida, Statistics


Dr. Wonseok Choi holds a PhD in finance from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Prior to joining Texas Woman’s University, Wonseok was an assistant professor of Finance at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Prior to pursuing his academic work, Wonseok worked for almost ten years with Samsung Life Insurance at the headquarter in Korea. Mainly he held positions including financial market researcher and corporate planning strategist. He also served for the labor union as an auditor.

Dr. Choi teaches various courses in undergraduate and graduate programs. His primary value in teaching is maximizing students’ social mobility. With his comprehensive knowledge of financial economics and statistics and work experience, he is developing more practical classroom experiences to build valuable skillsets expected in the job market. In addition, his research interests are empirical corporate finance and corporate governance.

Representative Publications

Choi, W., Chung, C. Y., & Wang, K. (2022). Firm-level political risk and corporate investment. Finance Research Letters46, 102307.

Choi, W., Chung, C. Y., Rabarison, M. K., & Wang, K. (2022). Related party transactions and corporate environmental responsibility. Finance Research Letters46, 102490.

Kim, K. S., Choi, W., & Chung, C. Y. (2022). Managerial over-optimism and agency costs of debt: evidence from high-tech IPO firms in Korea. Applied Economics Letters29(6), 545-550.

Lee, N., Choi, W., & Pae, Y. (2021). Market efficiency in foreign exchange market. Economics Letters205, 109931.

Choi, W., Rabarison, M. K., & Wang, B. (2021). Independent directors’ dissensions and firm value. The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance80, 258-271.

Choi, W., Chung, C. Y., & Park, J. (2021). Pension Fund Monitoring and Corporate Debt Policy: Evidence from the Korean Market. AsiaPacific Journal of Financial Studies50(2), 210-237.

Wang, B., Choi, W., & Siraj, I. (2018). Local investor attention and post-earnings announcement drift. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting51(1), 219-252.

Adhikari, H. P., Choi, W., & Sah, N. B. (2017). That is what friends do: employee friendliness and innovation. Journal of Economics and Business90, 65-76.

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