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Christopher  Paik

Christopher Paik

PhD Candidate, Economics


Christopher Paik is currently a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Miami. His job market paper is Financial Liberalization: Effects on Information Acquisition and Bank Risk Taking, presents a theoretical model to explain how heterogenous screening costs of banks influence their strategies when facing imperfect competition and derive policy recommendations. Furthermore, his dissertation chapters estimate the model with data from recent financial liberalized countries. Prior to his graduate studies at the Miami Herbert Business School, he earned a Master of Science degree in Financial Economics from Florida Atlantic University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Economy from the University of Washington.

Research Interests

Banking, Industrial Organization, Financial Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Instructor, Principles of Microeconomics, Miami Herbert Business School, 2019


  • Ph.D., Economics, Miami Herbert Business School, 2020
  • M.S., Financial Economics, Florida Atlantic University, 2015
  • B.S., Political Economy, University of Washington, 2012
Christopher  Paik


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