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Dr. WANG Yong


Associate Professor

9-247, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong
+852 34427286

Research Areas

Economic Growth and Development
Macro and Public Economics
Applied Economic Theory


PhD - Economics (Brown University)
MSc - Operations Research (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
BSc - Mathematics (University of Science & Technology of China)


Dr. Yong Wang received his B.S. in Mathematics from University of Science and Technology of China and his Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University, USA. His main research interests include economic growth and development, macro and public economics, and general economic theory. His work has been published in, among others, Economic Journal, International Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, and Journal of Public Economics.


Journal Publications and Reviews

Davies, Ronald B.; Han, Yutao; Hynes, Kate; Wang, Yong / Competition in taxes and intellectual property right. December 2022; In: Review of International Economics.

Li, Tingting; Wang, Yong / Growth channels of human capital: A Chinese panel data study. October 2018; In: China Economic Review. Vol. 51, pp. 309-322

Li, Tingting; Wang, Yong; Zhao, Dingtao / Environmental Kuznets Curve in China: New evidence from dynamic panel analysis. April 2016; In: Energy Policy. Vol. 91, pp. 138-147

Li, Tingting; Lai, Jennifer T.; Wang, Yong; Zhao, Dingtao / Long-run relationship between inequality and growth in post-reform China: New evidence from dynamic panel model. January 2016; In: International Review of Economics and Finance. Vol. 41, pp. 238-252

Ho, Wai-Hong; Wang, Yong / Capital Income Taxation Revisited: The Roles of Information Friction and External Finance. May 2015; In: Pacific Economic Review. Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 225-242

Wang, Yong / Introduction: Taxation and Macroeconomics. May 2015; In: Pacific Economic Review. Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 223-224

Sorger, Gerhard; Stark, Oded; Wang, Yong / Migration and dynamics: How a leakage of human capital lubricates the engine of economic growth. October 2013; In: International Review of Economics and Finance. Vol. 28, pp. 26-37

Kan, Kamhon; Wang, Yong / Comparing China and India: A factor accumulation perspective. August 2013; In: Journal of Comparative Economics. Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 879-894

Ho, Wai-Hong; Wang, Yong / Asymmetric Information, Auditing Commitment, and Economic Growth. May 2013; In: Canadian Journal of Economics. Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 611-633

Stark, Oded; Hyll, Walter; Wang, Yong / Endogenous Selection of Comparison Groups, Human Capital Formation, and Tax Policy. January 2012; In: Economica. Vol. 79, No. 313, pp. 62-75

Leung, Michael C.M.; Wang, Yong / Endogenous health care, life expectancy and economic growth. February 2010; In: Pacific Economic Review. Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 11-31

Stark, Oded; Behrens, Doris A.; Wang, Yong / On the evolutionary edge of migration as an assortative mating device. February 2009; In: Journal of Evolutionary Economics. Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 95-109

Ohta, Hiroshi; Nakagawa, Hironobu; Wang, Yong / Economics of stock-price vibrations: Riding speculative waves without speculation. December 2007; In: Pacific Economic Review. Vol. 12, No. 5, pp. 529-543

Ho, Wai-Hong; Wang, Yong / Factor income taxation and growth under asymmetric information. April 2007; In: Journal of Public Economics. Vol. 91, No. 3-4, pp. 775-789

Ho, Wai-Hong; Wang, Yong / Public capital, asymmetric information, and economic growth. February 2005; In: Canadian Journal of Economics. Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 57-80

Stark, Oded; Wang, Yong / The intergenerational overlap and human capital formation. February 2005; In: Review of International Economics. Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 45-58

Tandon, Ajay; Wang, Yong / Confidence in domestic money and currency substitution. July 2003; In: Economic Inquiry. Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 407-419

Wang, Yong; Zhou, C. Hanquing / Erratum to "Money and credit in liquidity provision'' [Journal of Banking and Finance 25, no. 11, pp. 2041–2067] PII S0378-4266(00)00169-2). January 2002; In: Journal of Banking and Finance. Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 203

Stark, Oded; Wang, Yong / Inducing human capital formation: Migration as a substitute for subsides. 2002; In: Journal of Public Economics. Vol. 86, No. 1, pp. 29-46

Wang, Yong; Zhou, Hanqing / Money and credit in liquidity provision. November 2001; In: Journal of Banking and Finance. Vol. 25, No. 11, pp. 2041-2067

Tandon, Ajay; Wang, Yong / Inflationary finance, capital controls, and currency substitution. November 1999; In: Review of International Economics. Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 597-612

Wang, Yong / Asymmetric Information and Demand for Money in an Overlapping Generations Economy. October 1999; In: Southern Economic Journal. Vol. 66, No. 2, pp. 403-413

Bertocchi, Graziella; Wang, Yong / Imperfect Information, Bayesian Learning, and Capital Accumulation. 1996; In: Journal of Economic Growth. Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 487-503

Bertocchi, Graziella; Wang, Yong / The Real Value of Money under Endogenous Beliefs. October 1995; In: Journal of Economic Theory. Vol. 67, No. 1, pp. 205-222

Wang, Yong / Stationary markov equilibria in an olg model with correlaterd production shocks. 1994; In: International Economic Review. Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 731-744

Wang, Yong / Stationary Equilibria in an Overlapping Generations Economy with Stochastic Production. December 1993; In: Journal of Economic Theory. Vol. 61, No. 2, pp. 423-435

Wang, Yong / Near-rational behaviour and financial market fluctuations. 1993; In: Economic Journal. Vol. 103, No. 421, pp. 1462-1478

Conference Papers

TIAN, Xingdi; WANG, Yong / Uncertainty and Mutual Fund Flows: Evidence from Global Mutual Funds. June 2019; CES 2019 CHINA ANNUAL CONFERENCE & 5TH ANNUAL DUFE XINGHAI FORUM, 08/06/2019 - 09/06/2019, Dalian, China.

LI, Tingting; Lai, Jennifer T.; Wang, Yong / Income Inequality and Economic Growth in the Post-Reform China: The Factor Accumulation Channels. June 2013; 2013 CES Annual Conference, 08/06/2013 - 10/06/2013, Chengdu, China.

Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works

Kan, Kamhon; Wang, Yong / Development Patterns in China and India: A Perspective with CES Production Function. November 2012; The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Economy. pp. 891-914

LEUNG, Michael C M; WANG, Yong / Endogenous Health Care and Life Expectancy in a Neoclassical Growth Model. 2010; Investing in human capital for economic development in China. pp. 65-83

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