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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Economics

Current Students

MA Graduate Degree

Alumni Profiles

Chul-Kyoo “Joseph” Jung 

Year Graduated: 2005

Thesis: Chaebols’ Operations & Korea’s Financial Crisis

Current University: Ph.D. at Dalhousie University  

How did you become interested in studying Economics?
Economics seemed to explain “everything” to me.  

Why did you choose to get an MA degree at DU?
I was attracted by Sturm Hall, gorgeous campus and most of all, good people.    

What knowledge and skills that you picked up in our MA program have proven most valuable to you in the program you are now enrolled in?
I learned various alternative approaches in economics, and this richly equipped me with balanced economic perspectives on social and economic issues in our society.

What did you enjoy most about the program at DU?
I still remember many colloquiums at Econ Seminar room where there were several portraits of econ gurus such as Adam Smith, Karl Marx and J.M Keynes. It was really fun to participate in each seminar and felt a genuine pioneering spirit of DU econ department. Go Pioneers! 

What unique aspect of our program do you most appreciate now?
It really helped me have a smooth transition from undergrad to grad level of economics. And again the program introduced me alternative approaches to different economic topics and issues as well as mainstream one. 

What was your favorite Class at DU?
Origins of Modern Economics by Dr. Tracy Mott and Advanced Microeconomics by Dr. Peter Ho. 

What advice would you give to someone considering getting an MA in Economics from DU?
I will definitely encourage her or him to pursue MA degree at DU economics! Especially someone who wants to taste and learn about rich aspects of economic studies of each field.