Choon Wang is a senior lecturer 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.