Pyun, Chong Soo

Admittance Class of 1956

Founding Board Member of KHIF

1956 – 경희대 경제학과 입학

  • MBA in management – Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
  • Ph.D. in Economics – University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Mercer University

1968 to 1970

  • The economist in Charge, Business Conditions Dept., Research Div., Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

1970 to 1977

  • Associate Professor of Finance and Economics, The University of Memphis

1985 to 1989

  • Chairman, Dept. of Finance, Insurance & Real Estate, The University of Memphis

1978 to Present

  • Professor of Finance (Suzanne Downs Palmer Professor since 2009), The University of Memphis


Professor of Finance at the Fogelman College of Business & Economics, the University of Memphis, Dr. C. S. Pyun is a specialist in international finance, capital markets, and the Asian economy. Since he received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Georgia, he has published 9 books and monographs and over 95 articles in journals and conference proceeding. More than ten of the articles have been reprinted in textbooks and other publications. He has also published over 20 articles in business magazines and newspaper columns, many of which have been reprinted in other publications. His works, which cover both theoretical and empirical issues, have been cited in the research of his peers. Dr. Pyun has received numerous research and overseas travel grants and served on ten Ph.D. dissertation committees. In addition to reviewing works of his peers for many academic journals, he has lectured at universities and research institutions in the U. S. and abroad. He has been a consultant to many businesses and governmental agencies as well as an expert economic witness before federal and state courts. Between 1980 and 1995 he counseled the Government of Korea as a presidential appointee. His current research interests are to analyze the effects of cyber technology on financial institutions and to examine the efficiency of financial markets.


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