PhD, University of Chicago (2009)
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
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AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Macroeconomics, Growth and Development, Political Economy, Chinese and Indian Economies, International Trade.
Yong’s research mainly focuses on various topics on economic growth, especially in major emerging markets such as China and India. Recent projects include structural change, industrial dynamics, industrial policies, state capitalism, mid-income trap, endogenous policy makings, Trade and FDI. Yong was a Resident Research Fellow at the World Bank during the 2010-2011 academic year and also served as a World Bank Consultant during 2008-2012. His research was not only presented in top academic conferences such as NBER Summer Institute Growth Meeting (EFJK), SED, and AEA, but also in policy institutions such as IMF, World Bank, US Department of State, US Department of Treasury, US International Trade Commission, and Korean Institute of Finance. He won the Martin and Margaret Lee Prize at the University of Chicago in 2004.
SELECTED PAPERS & PUBLICATIONS
- Fiscal Decentralization, Endogenous Policies, and Foreign Direct Investment, Theory and Evidence from China and India, Journal of Development Economics, 2013
- A Model of China’s State Capitalism (with Xi Li and Xuewen Liu), 2012
- Endowment Structure, Industrial Dynamics, and Economic Growth (with Jiandong Ju and Justin Yifu Lin), 2012
- A Model of Sequential Reforms and Economic Convergence: the Case of China, 2012
- International Trade, Industrial Dynamics, and Economic Growth, 2012
- Marshallian Externality, Industrial Upgrading and Industrial Policies (with Jiandong Ju and Justin Yifu Lin), 2011
- How to Reform State-Owned Enterprises Under China’s State Capitalism (with Julan Du), in China's Unfinished Reform, World Scientific Publisher (Singapore), 2013
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