Dr. WANG Yong (汪勇博士)

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

Associate Professor

Dr. WANG Yong (汪勇博士)

Contact Information

Address: 9-247, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building
City University of Hong Kong
Phone: +852 34427286
Fax: +852 34420284
E-mail:
efywang@cityu.edu.hk

Research Areas

  • Economic Growth and Development
  • Macro and Public Economics
  • Applied Economic Theory

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.

Publications

Journal Articles
  • Tingting Li, Jennifer T. Lai, Yong Wang, Dingtao Zhao (2016), "Long-run Relationship between Inequality and Growth in Post-reform China: New Evidence from Dynamic Panel Model", International Review of Economics & Finance, Vol. 41, 238-252.
  • Tingting Li, Yong Wang, Dingtao Zhao (2016), "Environmental Kuznets Curve in China: New Evidence from Dynamic Panel Analysis", Energy Policy, Vol. 91, 138-147.
  • Wai-Hong Ho and Yong Wang (2015), "Capital Income Taxation Revisited: The Roles of Information Friction and External Finance", Pacific Economic Review, Vol. 20, No. 2, 225-242.
  • Wai-Hong Ho, Yong Wang (2013), "Asymmetric Information, Auditing Commitment, and Economic Growth", Canadian Journal of Economics-Revue Canadienne D Economique, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 611-633.
  • Kamhon Kan, Yong Wang (2013), "Comparing China and India: A Factor Accumulation Perspective", Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 879-894.
  • Gerhard Sorger, Oded Stark, Yong Wang (2013), "Migration and Dynamics: How a Leakage of Human Capital Lubricates the Engine of Economic Growth", International Review of Economics & Finance, Vol. 28, 26-37.
  • Oded Stark, Walter Hyll, Yong Wang (2012), "Endogenous Selection of Comparison Groups, Human Capital Formation, and Tax Policy", Economica, Vol. 79(1), pp. 62-75.
  • Michael Leung, Yong Wang (2010), "Endogenous Health Care, Life Expectancy, and Economic Growth", Pacific Economic Review, Vol. 15(1), pp. 11-31.
  • Oded Stark, Doris A. Behrens, Yong Wang (2009), "On the Evolutionary Edge of Migration as an Assortative Mating Device", Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Vol. 19(1), pp. 95-109.
  • Wai-Hong Ho, Yong Wang (2007), "Factor Taxation and Growth under Asymmetric Information", Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 91, pp. 775-789.
  • Hiroshi Ohta, Hironobu Nakagawa, Yong Wang (2007), "Economics of Stock-Price Vibrations: Riding Speculative Waves without Speculation", Pacific Economic Review, Vol. 12(5), pp. 529-543.
  • Wai-Hong Ho, Yong Wang (2005), "Public Capital, Asymmetric Information, and Economic Growth", Canadian Journal of Economics-Revue Canadienne D Economique, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 57-80.
  • Oded Stark, Yong Wang (2005), "The Intergeneration Overlap and Human Capital Formation", Review of International Economics, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 45-58, Reprinted in B. Agarwal and A. Vercelli, (eds.), <I style=> Psychology, Rationality and Economics Behavior: Challenging Standard Assumptions, Palgrave Macmillan <I style=>.
  • Ajay Tandon, Yong Wang (2003), "Confidence in Domestic Money and Currency Substitution", Economic Inquiry, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 407-419.
  • Oded Stark, Yong Wang (2002), "Inducing Human Capital Formation: Migration as a Substitute for Subsidies", Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 86, No. 1, pp. 29-46, among top 25 most requested papers published in the Journal in 2002.
  • Yong Wang, Hanging Zhou (2001), "Money and Credit in Liquidity Provision", Journal of Banking & Finance, Vol. 25, No. 11, pp. 2041-2067.
  • Yong Wang (1999), "Asymmetric Information and Demand for Money in an Overlapping Generations Economy", Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 66, No. 2, pp. 403-413.
  • Ajay Tandon, Yong Wang (1999), "Inflationary Finance, Capital Controls, and Currency Substitution", Review of International Economics, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 597-612.
Presented Conference Papers
  • K H Kan and Y Wang (April 2011), "Development Patterns in China and India: A Perspective with CES Production Function", presented at Biennial Pacific Rim Conference, Brisbane, Australia.
  • W H Ho and Y Wang (August 2010), "Asymmetric Information, Auditing Commitment, and Economic Growth", presented at Econometric Society World Congress, Shanghai, China.
  • H Y Li, L Liang, and Y Wang, (July 2006), "Financial Development, Income Distribution, and Economic Growth: Evidence from East Asia Economies", presented at Chinese Economist Society Conference, Shanghai, China.
  • W H Ho and Y Wang (July 2006), "Capital Income Taxation Revisited: The Role of Asymmetric Information", presented at Far Eastern Meeting of The Econometric Society, Beijing, China.
  • W H Ho and Y Wang (16-18 June 2005), "Factor Taxation and Economic Growth under Asymmetric Information", presented at Association for Public Economic Theory Annual Conference, Marseille, France.
  • H Y Li and Y Wang (August 2004), "Inequality and Growth: The Role of Financial Development", presented at Association for Public Economic Theory Annual Conference, Beijing, China.
  • W H Ho and Y Wang (July 2004), "Public Capital, Asymmetric Information, and Economic Growth", presented at Western Economic Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.
  • M Leung and Y Wang (April 2003), "Endogenous Health Care and Life Expectancy in a Neo-Classical Growth Model", presented at Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Association, United Kingdom.
Books and Book Chapters
  • Y Wang and M Leung (2010), "Endogenous Health Care and Life Expectancy in a Neoclassical Growth Model", Investing in Health and Education for Economic Development in China, G. Liu, S.F. Zhang, and Z.Y. Zhang (eds.), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., pp 65-83.