Department of Economics

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WONG Wei Kang
Title: Associate Professor (Education)
Email: ecswong Office: AS2 04-20
Tel: 6516 6016 Fax: 6775 2646
Degree: PhD, University of California at Berkeley
CV: \people\CV\ecswong.pdf

Teaching Areas:
Behavioral Economics

Research Areas:
Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence

Selected Publications:
  • "How Good Are Trade and Telephone Traffic in Bridging Income Gaps and TFP Gaps?" Journal of International Economics, 64(2), pp.441-463, 2004.

  • "OECD Convergence: A Sectoral Decomposition Exercise", Economics Letters, 93(2), pp.210–214, 2006.

  • "Economic Growth: A Channel Accounting Exercise", The B.E. Journals in Macroeconomics: Vol. 7 : Iss. 1 (Topics), Article 4, 2007.

  • "Nominal Increases and the Perception of Likelihood", Economics Letters, 95(3), pp.433-437, 2007.

  • "Comparing the Fit of the Gravity Model for Different Cross-Border Flows", Economics Letters, 99(3), pp.474-477, 2008.

  • "How Much Time-Inconsistency Is There and Does It Matter? Evidence on Self-Awareness, Size, and Effects", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 68(3-4), pp.645-656, 2008.

  • "The Endowment Effect and the Reference State: Evidence and Manipulation", with Jack Knetsch, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 71(2), August 2009, 407-413.

  • "The Political Economy of Housing Prices: Hedonic Pricing with Regression Discontinuity", with Eddie Sue, Journal of Housing Economics, 19(2), June 2010, 133-144.

  • "Consumption Response to Government Transfers: Behavioral Motives Revealed by Savers and Spenders", Contemporary Economic Policy (Accepted for Publication), April 2011.