J.Y. Choi

Contact

Dr. J.Y Choi
Professor

Phone: (409) 880-8062
Email: choijy@lamar.edu
Office: Galloway Business Building 

Ph.D.   University of Oklahoma
M.A.   University of Kansas
B.A.   Yonsei University,  Seoul, South Korea

Courses Taught

MBA:

Managerial Economics 

Bachelors:

Managerial Economics 
Principles (Macro) 
Principles (Micro) 

Courses taught, but not in the Schedule:

Intermediate Microeconomics
International Economics
Mathematical Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Special Topics in Economics
Computational Finance
Foundations of Economics

Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Professor, Lamar University (May, 1992 - Present), Beaumont, United States of America. Professor of Economics

Tenured faculty of College of Business, Lamar University (May, 1985 - Present), Beaumont, United States of America. Tenured

Visiting Professor, Chu Hai College of Higher Education (June, 2016 - June, 2016), Hong Kong, China- Hong Kong. Research for Lamar University and Chu Hai College of Higher Education

Visiting Professor, Chu Hai College of Higher Education (May, 2015 - June, 2015), Hong Kong, China- Hong Kong. Research for Lamar University and Chu Hai College of Higher Education

Visiting Professor of Economics, City University of Hong Kong (March, 2012 - May, 2012), Hong Kong, China- Hong Kong. Research for Lamar University and City University of Hong Kong

Visiting Professor of Economics, City University of Hong Kong (May, 2011 - August, 2011), Hong Kong, China- Hong Kong. Teaching and research for the City University of Hong Kong

Visiting Professor of Economics, City University of Hong Kong (May, 2010 - July, 2010), Hong Kong, China- Hong Kong. Teaching and research for the City University of Hong Kong

Visiting Professor of Economics, City University of Hong Kong (May, 2009 - July, 2009), Hong Kong, China- Hong Kong. Teaching and research-related functions for Economics and Finance department.

Visiting Professor of Economics, City University of Hong Kong (May, 2007 - August, 2007), Hong Kong, China- Hong Kong. Research and teaching-related functions for Economics and Finance department.

Visiting Professor of Economics, City University of Hong Kong (May, 2006 - July, 2006), Hong Kong, China- Hong Kong. Research and teaching-related functions for Economics and Finance department.

Visiting Professor of Economics, City University of Hong Kong (May, 2005 - August, 2005), Hong Kong, China- Hong Kong. Research and teaching-related functions for Economics and Finance department.

Visiting Professor of Economics, City University of Hong Kong (May, 2002 - July, 2002), Hong Kong, China- Hong Kong. Research and teaching-related functions for Economics and Finance department.

Visiting Professor of Economics, City University of Hong Kong (May, 2001 - August, 2001), Hong Kong, China- Hong Kong. Research and teaching-related functions for Economics and Finance department.

Visiting Professor of Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) (May, 1997 - August, 1997), Hong Kong, China- Hong Kong. Research and teaching-related functions for Economics and Finance department.

Associate Professor, Lamar University (May, 1986 - May, 1992), Beaumont, United States of America. Associate Professor of Economics

Assistant Professor, Lamar University (August, 1982 - May, 1986), Beaumont, United States of America. Assistant professor of Economics

Paid Service 

2015:  Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Invited speaker to the Chu Hai Conference on Economic Linkages through International Trade, Investment, Migration and Tourism. Topic of the presentation: "Offshoring, Terms of Trade and Non-immiserization." https://student.intranet.ouhk.edu.hk/ers/prod/urc_event_detail.jsp?eid=000191&lang=eng

2013:  International Economics and Finance Society, Invited speaker to the fifth annual conference of the International Economics and Finance Society, Shanghai, China, June 20-23, 2013.  Topic of the presentation: "Factor growth, Foreign Investment under Product Market Imperfection in the Harris-Todaro Economy." 

Service

Professional Service 

Reviewer - Article / Manuscript
2016:  Referee for PRJ (International).  Refereed an article, "Modern Agricultural Development: Environmental and Economic Effects," for Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics (January 2016).
2015:  Referee for PRJ (International).  Refereed an article, "FDI Technology Spillovers, Geography, and Spatial Diffusion," for International Review of Economics and Finance (August 2015).
2015:  Referee for PRJ (International).  Refereed an article, "Employment Effect of Manufacturing Outsourcing: Evidence from China" for The World Economy (June 2015)
2015:  Referee for PRJ (International).  Reviewed an article, Unemployment, Wage Inequality and International Factor Movement in the Presence of Agricultural Dualism," for Review of Development Economics (January).
2014:  Referee for PRJ (International).  Reviewed an article, "Would a Free Trade Agreement with China Hurt Unskilled Labor in Taiwan?" for Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics (October 2014). 
2014:  Referee for PRJ (International).  Refereed an article, "Trans-Pacific Tariff  Barrier: A Case of Five Asia-Pacific Developing Countries and Canada," for Review of Development Economics (March) .
2014:  Referee for PRJ (National).  Refereed an article, "Organizational Efficiency and the Choice of Technology in Economic Development," for Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (January).
2013:  Referee for PRJ (National).  Refereed an article, "Quality of Institutions and Outsourcing," for International Economic Journal (July).
2013:  Referee for PRJ (National).  Refereed an article, "Specific vs Ad Valorem Strategic Export Subsidies with Taxation Distortion," for Review of International Economics (May).
2013:  Referee for PRJ (National).  Refereed an article, "Is Direct FDI in Healthcare Desirable in Developing Economy?" for International Review of Economics and Finance (January).
2012:  Referee for PRJ (International).  Served as a referee for Canadian Journal of Economics (January)
2011:  Referee for PRJ (National).  Served as a referee for Review of Development Economics (July).

Institutional Service 

Department Assignments

Chair:
2014-2015:  Department Committee for Pre-tenure and promotion  

Department Assignments

Member:
2015-2016:  Department Representative for the University Library  

College Assignments

Member:
2015-2016:  Graduate Programs Committee  
2015-2016:  Faculty Academic and Professional Impact Committee  
2011-2012 – 2014-2015:  Faculty Development Committee Lamar University  
2012-2013:  Personnel Committee Lamar University  

University Assignments

Member:
2015-2016:  Graduate Faculty Review Committee  
2015-2016:  University Library Committee  
2013-2014:  Administrator Review Committee for University Library Director, David Carroll

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  • Choi, J.Y. (2016).  International Outsourcing, Terms of Trade, and Non-immiserization.   International Review of Economics & Finance, 43, 222-233.
  • Choi, J.Y. & Beladi, H. (2014).  Internal and External Gains from International Outsourcing.   Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 23 (1-2), 299-314.
  • Yu, E. S.H. & Choi, J.Y. (2014).  Factor Growth and Foreign Investment under Product Market Imperfection in the Harris-Todaro Economy.   Pacific Economic Review, 18 (5), 584-602.
  • Choi, J.Y. & Yu, E. S.H. (2013).  Market Imperfection and International Trade in a Dynamic Economy.   International Journal of Economic Theory, 9, 319-336.
  • Choi, E. K. & Choi, J. (2013).  Financial Advantage, Outsourcing and FDI under Wage Uncertainty.   North America Journal of Economics and Finance, 24, 260-267.
  • Choi, J.Y. & Yu, E. S.H. (2012).  Product Market Imperfection and the Two Sector Harris-Todaro Model.   Review of International Economics, 20 (2), 256-270.

Presentation of Refereed Papers 

  • Yu, E. S.H. & Choi, J. Y. (2016, May). International Outsourcing, Environmental Costs and Welfare.   Shanghai Forum, Shanghai, China-PRC.
  • Choi, J.Y. & Yu, E. S.H. (2015, June). A Public Good Approach to the Environmental Economy,.   European Economics and Finance Society, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Choi, J.Y. & Yu, E. S.H. (2015, May). A Public Good Approach to the Environmental Economy.   International Economics and Finance Society (IEFS), Kyoto, Japan.
  • Choi, J.Y. & Yu, E. S.H. (2014, November). International Outsourcing, Environmental Costs and Welfare.   Kobe International Conference on Fragmentation, Time Zones, and their Dynamic Consequences, Kobe, Japan.
  • Choi, J.Y. & Yu, E. S.H. (2013, September). On the Positive Aspects of International Outsourcing.   Seminar on International Economics at Zheziang University, Hangzhou, China-PRC.
  • Choi, J.Y. & Yu, E. S.H. (2013, June). Factor Growth and Foreign Investment under Product market Imperfection in the Harris-Todaro Economy.   International Economics and Finance Society (IEFS), Shanghai, China-PRC.
  • Choi, J.Y. & Yu, E. S.H. (2012, May). Market Imperfection and International Tade in a Dynamic Economy.   International Workshop on Trade, Macroeconomic Dynamics and Political Economy, Hong Kong, China- Hong Kong.
  • Choi, J.Y. & Yu, E. S.H. (2011, November). Outsourcing, Economies of Scale and terms of Trade.   Seminar on International Economics at Aoyama University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Choi, J.Y. & Yu, E. S.H. (2011, November). Outsourcing, Economies of Scale and Terms of Trade.   The Chukyo-Kyoto Conference on International Trade and Macroeconomic Dynamics, Nagoya, Japan.

Presentation of Non-Refereed Papers 

  • Choi, J.Y. (2015, May). Offshoring, Terms of Trade and Non-Immiserization.   Chu Hai Conference: International Economic Linkages, Hong Kong, China- Hong Kong.

Papers Under Review 

  • Choi, J.Y. & Yu, E. S.H. (2015). "International Outsourcing, Environmental Costs and Welfare," Initial submission to International Journal of Economic Theory.

Intellectual Contributions-Other 

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

  • 2015: Choi, J.Y. & Yu, E.S., A Public Good Approach to Environmental Economy.  

This paper investigates the economic implications of environment in the 2x3 Heckscher-Ohlin model by expounding the multi-dimensional roles of the environment for the economy: (i) as a public input used for production of goods and services, (ii) as a by-product from production of goods and services, and (iii) as a public good directly affecting social utility. It shows that (a) the sectoral environment-output responses play a critical role for determining the environmental effects on factor prices, sectoral outputs and employment, and welfare; (b) the optimal policy is free trade (a specific tax on pollution) under a dynamically stable (unstable) environment.