Yew-Kwang Ng

Emeritus Prof

1971 …2022

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Yew-Kwang Ng is an emeritus professor in the Department of Economics. He is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and a member of Advisory Board, Global Priorities Institute, Oxford University. In 2007, he received the highest award (Distinguished Fellow) of the Economic Society of Australia. He was invited to deliver the inaugural Atkinson Memorial Lecture at Oxford University in 2018.  He has published more than 30 books and 300 refereed journal papers in economics, biology, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, etc., including in American Economic Review (7 single-authored papers). Recent books: Markets and Morals, Cambridge University Press, 2019; Evolved-God Creationism, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019; Happiness, Springer, 2022, open access at:



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 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Research area keywords

  • Welfare economics
  • Public policy
  • Environment and Sustainability


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