Liang Choon Wang

Assoc Professor


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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 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, Population and Development Review, Sociology, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Economics of Education Review.

Related Links: 

Monash teaching commitment

ECC4860 Applied Economics Research Paper (2012-2015)

ECC2400 Current Issues in Applied Microeconomics (2016-present)

Research area keywords

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

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Research Output

Hedonic pricing and the role of stud fees in the market for thoroughbred yearlings in Australia

Kim, J. S., Mitchell, S. D. & Wang, L. C., 1 Jul 2019, In : Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 63, 3, p. 439-471 33 p.

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Survey measures versus incentivized measures of risk preferences: evidence from sex workers' risky sexual transactions

Islam, A., Smyth, R., Tan, H. A. & Wang, L. C., 1 Oct 2019, In : Social Science and Medicine. 238, 8 p., 112497.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

The effectiveness of single-sex schools through out-of-school activities: evidence from South Korea

Hahn, Y. & Wang, L. C., Apr 2019, In : Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. 81, 2, p. 369-393 25 p.

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Does greater school autonomy make a difference? Evidence from a randomized natural experiment in South Korea

Hahn, Y., Wang, L. C. & Yang, H. S., 1 May 2018, In : Journal of Public Economics. 161, p. 15-30 16 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Gender quotas, competitions, and peer review: experimental evidence on the backlash against women

Leibbrandt, A., Wang, L. C. & Foo, C., 1 Aug 2018, In : Management Science. 64, 8, p. 3501-3516 16 p.

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5 Citations (Scopus)