Title: Professor of Economics
Company: Indiana University
Location: Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Yoosoon Chang, PhD, professor of economics at Indiana University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher education.
An educator whose personality engages students and excites them about new methodologies, Dr. Chang is highly respected within her field for the work that she has done in economics, especially as it pertains to women. Over the last three decades, she has mentored junior female economists in various contexts, including CSWEP, FEW, MEG, JWEN and KWEN mentoring workshops. She is also prominent member of the International Advisory Board for the Association of the Advancement of African Women Economists and has been a keynote speaker at a number of international conferences and meetings including the Workshop on Energy Economics in Bolzano, Italy, the Econometric Society Australasian Meeting in Australia, the International Panel Data Conference in Tokyo, Japan, and the African Econometric Society Annual Meeting in Accra, Ghana, among many others. Most recently, she was the keynote speaker at the Taiwan Econometric Society Annual meeting in Taipei, Taiwan in 2018. When asked of her drive, Dr. Chang simply notes that she believes women economists can improve the welfare of others by focusing on competitive advantages of each individual. In recognition of her excellence in her career, she was the recipient of multiple awards including a Young Scholar Award from the Korea-American Economic Association and a Teacher of the Year Graduate Institution Award from Texas A&M University, She is also an elected Naomi Lewis Faculty Fellow by the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University.
Today, Dr. Chang finds success in her role as an economics professor and adjunct statistics professor for Indiana University, as well as a research associate for the Center for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at the Australian National University, external associate at the Centre for Econometric Analysis at Cass Business School, and external fellow at the Granger Center for Time Series Econometrics at Nottingham University. Previously, she held prominent roles including professor and department head for the economics program at Texas A&M University, and associate and assistant professor for the department of economics at Rice University. Dr. Chang’s success is supported by her education, which includes a Bachelor of Arts in economics and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Maryland, which she earned in 1989 and 1990. She achieved a PhD in economics from Yale University in 1995. As she looks to the future, Dr. Chang intends to continue in her extremely important work while seeking new opportunities to impact economic shifts across the globe.
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