My CV (pdf) and Research Statement (pdf)
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Department of Economics
National University of Singapore
AS2, 1 Arts Link,Singapore 117570
Email: ecswong at nus.edu.sg; Fax: 6775 2646
Associate Professor (without tenure), Department of Economics, National University of Singapore, 2011 - present
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, National University of Singapore, 2001-2010
B.Soc.Sci. (1ST Class Hons), National University of Singapore, 1995
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2001
Note: Also passed the finance preliminary examination at the Haas School of Business
Behavioral Economics, Macroeconomics, Financial Economics
Behavioral Economics, Macroeconomics, Empirical Topics in General
Scholarships, Grants, and Honors
2005 – 2010: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Excellent Teacher Award (6 times)
2004 – 2009, 2010-2011: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Staff Research Support Scheme
1996 – 2001: National University of Singapore Overseas Graduate Scholarship
2000: Mini Grant for Data Acquisition, Institute for Business and Economic Research, UC Berkeley
1995: Monetary Authority of Singapore Book Prize; S K Lee Scholarship
1994: Singapore National Employers Federation Bronze Medal; Singapore National Academy of Science Award; Tan Lark Sye Scholarship
1993: NTUC Medal
1. Wei-Kang Wong, How Good Are Trade and Telephone Call Traffic in Bridging Income Gaps and TFP Gaps, Journal of International Economics, 64(2), 2004, pp. 441-463. [Please use this version; I apologise for some typos in the official published version.]
2. Wei-Kang Wong, OECD Convergence: A Sectoral Decomposition Exercise, Economics Letters., 93(2), November 2006, pp. 210-214.
3. Wei-Kang Wong, Economic Growth: A Channel Accounting Exercise, The B.E. Journals in Macroeconomics : Vol. 7 : Iss. 1 (Topics), Article 4, January 2007.
[The first circulated draft of this paper was titled The Channels of Economic Growth: A Channel Decomposition Exercise in year 2001 on Brad Delong's website.]
4. Wei-Kang Wong, Nominal Increases and the Perception of Likelihood, Economics Letters, 95(3), June 2007, pp.433-437.
5. Wei-Kang Wong, Comparing the Fit of the Gravity Model for Different Cross-Border Flows, Economics Letters, 99(3), June 2008, pp.474-477.
6. Wei-Kang Wong, How Much Time-Inconsistency Is There and Does It Matter? Evidence on Self-Awareness, Size, and Effects, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 68(3-4), December 2008, pp.645-656.
7. Jack Knetsch and Wei-Kang Wong, The Endowment Effect and the Reference State: Evidence and Manipulations, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 71(2), August 2009, 407-413.
8. Eddie Sue and Wei-Kang Wong, The Political Economy of Housing Prices: Hedonic Pricing with Regression Discontinuity, Journal of Housing Economics, 19(2), June 2010, 133-144.
9. Wei-Kang Wong, Consumption Response to Government Transfers: Behavioral Motives Revealed by Savers and Spenders, Contemporary Economic Policy, 30(4), October 2012, 489-501.
1. Haoming Liu & Wei-Kang Wong, Can Superstitious Beliefs Affect Market Equilibrium? Personal Beliefs and Beliefs About Others (November 2012)
2. Wei-Kang Wong, Parental Valuation of Priority Admission to Primary Schools: The Effects of Academic Reputation and Choices (March 2011)
3. Wei-Kang Wong, Multiple Proposers in Ultimatum Game: Simultaneous Offers versus Sequential Offers (February 2013)
4. Weining Koh & Wei-Kang Wong, Do Procedural Details Matter for the WTA-WTP Gap When the Other Controls for Subject Misconceptions Are Present?
5. Kaimin Khaw & Wei-Kang Wong, Does An Additional Year of Schooling Improve Skills in Reading, Mathematics and Science? Regression Discontinuity due to Imprecise Control over Birthdates
6. Melvin Koh & Wei-Kang Wong, The Channels of Conditional Convergence During 1960-2000: Allowing for Variable Capital Shares Across Countries.
7. Jason Lau & Wei-Kang Wong, How Much Does Schooling Lead to Skill Formation? International Evidence From Sharp and Fuzzy Regression Discontinuity Designs.
1. Wei-Kang Wong, Does Money Illusion Still Matter After Some Economics Education? (April 2005)
2. Wei-Kang Wong, Deviations from Pocketbook Voting in Income Redistribution: Evidence and Implications (August 2004), First Version (September 2001)
1. Story Telling in the Teaching of Macroeconomics: An Economist's Tales (March 20, 2005). Paper for presentation in the FASS-CDTL symposium: Innovative Approaches to University Teaching and Learning
2. Some Random and Non-Random Thoughts on Teaching. Write-up for the Departmental Newsletter.
Are high household savings always beneficial in Singapore? - Straits Time (21 Oct 2010)
Other Random Stuff
Advice for Students (Click on link to access)