Kyoung Jin Choi

Professor KJ (Kyoung Jin) Choi


Associate Professor

Haskayne School of Business, Finance [FNCE]

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Office: +1 (403) 220-2694


Office: SH138

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Educational Background

B.S. Mathematics, Postech (Pohang Univ. of Science & Tech), 1998

Doctor of Philosophy Economics, Washington Univ at St Louis, 2011

Doctor of Philosophy Mathematics, Korea Advcd Inst of Sci & Tech, 2004



Kyoung Jin (KJ) Choi is an Assosiate Professor of Finance at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. He joined the faculty in July 2011. KJ holds a PhD in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis, a PhD in Mathematics from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and a BS in Mathematics from Pohang University in Science and Technology (POSTECH). Previously he has held the position at the Korea Institute for Advanced Studies (KIAS).

KJ's areas of research interest includes (real and financial) investment, Fintech (blockchain), dynamic contracting, and consumption. His recent research focuses primarily on mechanism design problems of decentralized platforms and algorithmic stablecoins on blockchain, and implications of the introduction of CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency) for the current financial system. He has participated in the Model X project of the Bank of Canada for the architecture design of the Canadian CBDC. He has also worked on the linkage between heterogeneous consumption patterns and asset returns. His prior work has been published at various economics and finance journals including Journal of Economic Theory, Rand journal of Economics, Mathematical Finance, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

KJ has been teaching FinTech, Futures and Options, and Topics in Corporate Finance and Asset Pricing at the undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. levels.


Course number Course title Semester
FNCE 445 Futures and Options Fall 2021
FNCE 481 FinTech Fall 2021
FNCE 631 FinTech Fall 2021
FNCE 799.07 Topics in Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance Fall 2021
FNCE 445 Futures and Options Winter 2022


  • Dean’s award for Unparalleled Learning Opportunities, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. 2019
  • 2021