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.

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Monash teaching commitment

ECC4860 Applied Economics Research Paper (2012-2015)

ECC2400 Current Issues in Applied Microeconomics (2016-present)


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

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Projects 2017 2017

Research Output 2014 2019

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The effect of after-school classes on private tuition, mental health and academic outcomes: evidence from Korea

Carr, D. & Wang, L. C., Oct 2018, In : Sociology. 52, 5, p. 877-897 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Reproductive behaviour at the end of the world: the effect of the Cuban Missile Crisis on U.S. fertility

Raschky, P. A. & Wang, L. C., 2017, In : Applied Economics. 49, 56, p. 5722-5727 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review