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


Jaejoon Woo is an Associate Professor of Economics at DePaul University, and also a Senior Economist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. Previously, he also held an economist position at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, France. Jaejoon is an Associate Editor of International Economic Journal.

Jaejoon'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 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.

Jaejoon 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 the KPMG. Jaejoon 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, and a teaching fellowship from Harvard University.

Jaejoon 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.​