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Choon Wang is an associate professor in the Department of Economics. Choon obtained his PhD in 2010 from the University of California San Diego, where he was a Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellow. Before joining the Department of Economics in October 2011, Choon worked at the World Bank's Development Research Group in Washington DC.

Choon is interested in a wide range of topics in the areas of behavioural economics, the economics of education, labour economics, development economics, public economics, and health economics. He often uses field or natural experiments as well as observational data to study the determinants of the education, health, and labour market outcomes of individuals in both developed and developing countries. These countries include Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, South Korea, Vietnam, and the United States. Choon has also provided technical and policy assistance to various governments. He has published in international refereed journals, such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, Management Science, Journal of Public Economics, Energy Economics, Population and Development Review, Sociology, Social Science & Medicine, Journal of Economic Behavior and OrganizationJournal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Economics of Education Review, Comparative Education Review.

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Monash teaching commitment

ECC4860 Applied Economics Research Paper (2012-2015)

ECC2400 Current Issues in Applied Microeconomics (2016-present)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Applied Economics
  • Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Labour Economics
  • Public Economics

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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