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Jaejoon Woo

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Economics
  • (312) 362-5585
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 6229
    Chicago, IL 60604​

Academic Degrees​

PhD, Economics, Harvard University, 1999
MA, Economics, Yonsei University, 1992
BA, Economics, Yonsei University, 1990


Jaejoon Woo is an associate professor of economics in the Driehaus College of Business. Woo was a chief economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong. He was a senior economist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. from 2009-14. Previously, Woo held an economist position at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.

Woo's research interests are in growth and productivity, fiscal policy, political economy and international economic integration. His work has been published in leading economics journals, including the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economics, European Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics and Economic Inquiry, as well as in the IMF and OECD working paper series and books. Woo is an associate editor of International Economic Journal.​

Woo was the treasurer of the Korea-America Economic Association in 2007. He regularly delivered invited lectures on issues of Korea and the world economy in the process of globalization in the New York office of KPMG. Woo is the recipient of numerous grants, fellowships and awards, including research grants from DePaul, the Bank of Korea and the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies as well as a teaching fellowship from Harvard University. 

Woo received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. He earned his PhD in economics from Harvard University in 1999. He teaches courses on macroeconomics, international finance, money and financial systems, and the principles of economics.​