Challenges of Contemporary Economics

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First Name: Gary
Second name: Wong
Academic title: Ph.D.

Place of employment: Department of Economics, FSH, The University of Macau, China
Position: Professor

  • Monash University: Ph.D in Econometrics & Business Statistics, August 1999
  • National University of Singapore: Master of Social Science in Economics, October 1996
  • York University (Canada): Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics, July 1993

Research interests:
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Consumer Demand Analysis
  • Applied Trade Models
  • Duality Theory

Publications (most important/popular):
  • Cooper RJ, KR McLaren, and KKG Wong, “On the Empirical Exploitation of Consumers' Profit Functions in Static Analyses (2001),” Economics Letters Vol 72 181-187.
  • Towards a More General Approach to Testing the Time Additivity Hypothesis (2003), Applied Economics Vol 35 (16), 1729-1738.
  • A New Approach to Modelling GNP Functions: An Application of Two-Stage technologies and Modifying Function Approach (2004), Australian Economic Papers Vol 43 315-339.
  • Wong KKG and KR McLaren (2005), “Specification and Estimation of Inverse Demand Systems: A Distance Function Approach”, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol 87 823-834.
  • Wong KKG and HJ Park (2007), “The Use of Conditional Cost Function to Generate Estimable Mixed Demand Systems”, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol 89 273-286.
  • McLaren & Wong (2009), “Effective Global Regularity and Empirical Modeling of Direct, Inverse and Mixed Demand Systems”, Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol 42 749-770.
  • McLaren & Wong (2009), “The Benefit Function Approach to Modeling Marshallian and Hicksian Inverse Demand Systems: An Application of Duality Theory”, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol 94 1110-1123.

  • 1990 York University Merit Award
  • 1992 York University In-Course Scholarship
  • 1993 Member of Dean's Honour Roll
  • 1995 SINPEC Book Prize from National University of Singapore
  • 1996 Monash Graduate Scholarship from Monash University
  • 1996 Overseas Postgraduate Research Scholarship from Monash University
  • 2000 The Online Line Teaching Compassionate Pioneer Award from Queensland University of Technology.
  • 2011 UM Academic Staff Award from The University of Macau.