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Ho Kong Weng
Assistant Professor
Division of Economics

PhD (Chicago) 1998; B.Soc.Sci. (1st Class Hon, Singapore) 1992; B.Sci. (Singapore) 1991

Email: KWHo@ntu.edu.sg
Tel: 67904496
Fax: 6795 5797
URL: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/kwho


HSS-04-63
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639798


Dr Ho obtained his PhD from the University of Chicago. He has been teaching HE405 Growth Theory and Empirics and HE192 Economic Theory next semester. He is supervising 1 graduate student, and 2 undergraduates in their final-year projects. He had mentored JC/IP students under the Nanyang Research Program (NRP). One project of NRP 2007 won a Merit Award. Three projects of NRP 2008 mentored by Dr Ho won gold awards. One project of NRP 2009 won a Gold Award. Dr Ho had published in the areas of social mobility, international outsourcing, wage inequality, technopreneurship, and unemployment, including both theoretical investigations and empirical studies using Singapore data. His current research topics include intergenerational transmission of religious human capital, economic growth of a small open economy in a world of ideas, trade and indeterminacy, non-monotonic relationship between human capital and unemployment, and happiness studies. Dr. Ho is happily married with Soo Phin; their five-years-old Raymond and three-years-old Yohann are blessings from the Lord.


Research Interests

  • Social Mobility
  • Economic Growth
  • Happiness Studies
  • Unemployment
  • Inequality

Journal Papers

Irene Ng, Ho Kong Weng, Ho KC, 2009, Family Environment, Class, and Youth Social Participation, YouthSCOPE, vol. 3, pp. 78-90.

 

Irene Ng, Shen Xiaoyi, Ho Kong Weng, 2009, Intergenerational Earnings Mobility in Singapore and the United States, Journal of Asian Economics, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 110-119

Ho Kong Weng, Hoon Hian Teck, 2009, Growth Accounting for a Technology Follower in a World of Ideas: The Case of Singapore, Journal of Asian Economics, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 156-173

Ho Kong Weng, Randy Tan, 2008, Non-Monotonic Relationship between Human Capital and Unemployment: An Exploratory Study with Empirical Evidence on Singapore, Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 15, No. 15, pp. 1177-1185

Nicholas Sim, Ho Kong Weng, 2007, Autarkic Indeterminacy and Trade Determinacy, International Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 315-328

Ho Kong Weng, 2007, Wage Inequality, Intergenerational Mobility, and Education in Singapore, ETHOS, Vol. October 2007, No. 3, pp. 43-47

Nicholas Sim, Ho Kong Weng, 2007, Indeterminacy and Market Instability, Economics Bulletin, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 1-7

Grace Yong, Ho Kong Weng, 2006, Innovation, Imitation and Entrepreneurship, Singapore Economic Review, Vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 147-173

Ng Yinghui Regina, Ho Kong Weng, 2006, Intergeneration Educational Mobility in Singapore: An Empirical Study, YouthSCOPE, No. 1, pp. 58-73

Ong Jinghui, Ho Kong Weng, 2006, Intergeneration Occupational Mobility in Singapore: An Empirical Study, YouthSCOPE, No. 1, pp. 22-39

Ho Kong Weng, Hoon Hian Teck, 1998, Productivity Growth and Public Sector Employment, The American Economist, Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 73-79

Ho Kong Weng, Hoon Hian Teck, 1997, Equilibrium Unemployment and Endogenous Public Sector Employment, Metroeconomica, Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 138-160

Ho Kong Weng, Hoon Hian Teck, 1995, Macroeconomic Shocks and the Endogenous Response of the Stock Market and Real Interest Rates in a Neoclassical General-Equilibrium Model, Economic Modelling, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 28-34

 

Chapters

Ho Kong Weng, 2010, The Management of Singapore Revisited: A Critical Survey of Modern Singapore, Social Mobility in Singapore, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Ho Kong Weng, 2008, Singapore and Asia in a Globalized World: Contemporary Economic Issues and Policies, Economics of Love: A Simple Theory and Empirical Study in Singapore, World Scientific

Ho Kong Weng, 2005, Innovative Approaches to University Teaching & Learning, Mentoring HSSRP Students with Diverse Interests, Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning, pp. 36-40

Ho Kong Weng, Koh Ai Tee, Shandre Thangavelu, 2002, Singapore Economy in the 21st Century: Issues and Strategies, Enhancing Technopreneurship: Issues and Challenges, McGraw Hill, pp. 321-344

Ho Kong Weng, Liu Haoming, Zeng Jinli, 2002, Singapore Economy in the 21st Century: Issues and Strategies, Population, Education, Wage Gap and Growth, McGraw Hill, pp. 112-129

Ho Kong Weng, 2002, The IFER Report: Restructuring Singapore Economy, Process and Impact of Structural Changes on Singapore Economy, The Institute of Policy Studies and Times Academic Press, pp. 155-173

Hoon Hian Teck, Ho Kong Weng, 2001, Global Production and Trade in East Asia, Arms Length Transactions Vs Affiliates: A Study of Two Electronic Component Firms in Singapore, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 245-248

Hoon Hian Teck, Ho Kong Weng, 2001, Global Production and Trade in East Asia, The Changing Pattern of Production Fragmentation in Singapore and its Economic Consequences, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 325-345

 

Books

Ho Kong Weng et al., 2008, Singapore and Asia in a Globalized World: Contemporary Economic Issues and Policies, World Scientific

 

Conference Papers

Ho Kong Weng, 2010, Inequality of a Small and Globalized Economy in a World of Ideas: The Case of Singapore, Workshop and Symposium on Income Inequality: A New Threat to Globalizing Economies, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan


Ho Kong Weng, Ong Qiyan, Ho KC, 2010 forthcoming, Subjective Wellbeing and Attitudes Related to the Family: Interaction of Fathers and Their Teenage Children in Singapore, Fatherhood in the 21st Century Asia: Research, Interventions, and Policies

 

Irene Y.H. Ng, Ho Kong Weng, Alex E.Y. Lee, Ngiam tee Liang, Nesam Tharmalingam, 2010 forthcoming, Impact of Work Support Programs on Families under Stress: A Study based on Basic Tracking of Recipients, International Conference on Economic Stress, Human capital and Families in Asia: Research and Policy Challenges

 

Alex E.Y. Lee, Irene Ng, Ho Kong Weng, Ngiam Tee Liang, Nesam Tharmalingam, 2010 forthcoming, Stories of Challenges and Resilience among Low Income Families on the Work Support Program, International Conference on Economic Stress, Human capital and Families in Asia: Research and Policy Challenges

 

Ho Kong Weng, 2009, Tug of War between Personality and Life Goals: A Study on Happiness and Life Satisfaction of Tertiary Students and Their Mothers, Singapore Economic Review Conference 2009

Ho Kong Weng, Ong Qiyan, 2009, Rational Choice, Happiness and Life Satisfaction, Singapore Economic Review Conference 2009

Ho Kong Weng, 2009, Social Mobility and Income Inequality in Singapore, International Comparison of Income Inequality, Nagoya University, Japan

Ho Kong Weng, 2009, Social Mobility and Educational Aspiration of Youth in Singapore, Symposium on Rethinking Poverty and Social Mobility

Ho Kong Weng, Ang Eng Siong, 2009, Top-Tier versus Bottom-Tier Outsourcing, NTU-University of Nottingham Workshop

Ho Kong Weng, Tan Khye Chong, 2008, Happiness of the Healthy Elderly: Determinants and Relationship with the Past and Future, Symposium on Interdisciplinary Studies on Happiness, Singapore

Ho Kong Weng, 2008, Life Aspirations, Love and Happiness of Undergraduates: An Exploratory Study, Symposium on Interdisciplinary Studies on Happiness, Singapore

Ho Kong Weng, 2008, Educational Aspiration and Intergenerational Educational Mobility of Youth in Singapore, 2008 Far Eastern Meeting of the Econometric Society, Singapore Management University, Singapore

Irene Ng, Ho Kong Weng, Ho KC, 2007, The Role of Families in Shaping Youth Social Participation: Experiences from Singapore, 8th International Conference on Asian Youth and Childhoods, Lucknow, India, India

Ho Kong Weng, Kelvin Foo, 2007, Parental Income and Intergenerational Transmission of Religiosity, Singapore Economic Review Conference 2007, Singapore

Ho Kong Weng, Ong Qiyan, 2007, Intergenerational Transmission of Happiness in Singapore: An Exploratory Study, Singapore Economic Review Conference 2007, Singapore

Hoon Hian Teck, Ho Kong Weng, 2007, Distance to Frontier and the Big Swings of the Unemployment Rate: What Room is Left for Monetary Policy?, The Phillips Curve and The Natural Rate of Unemployment, , Germany

Ho Kong Weng, Koh Phuay Leng, 2006, Entrepreneurial Networking and International Outsourcing, Economic and Social Adjustment to the Recent Waves of Globalization: The Asian Perspectives, , Singapore

Grace Yong, Ho Kong Weng, 2005, Innovation, Imitation and Entrepreneurship, Singapore Economic Review Conference 2005, Singapore

Grace Yong, Ho Kong Weng, 2005, Intergenerational Transmission of Religion: Does Mother's Working Behavior Make a Difference?, Singapore Economic Review Conference 2005, Singapore

Ho Kong Weng, Randy Tan, 2005, Unemployment in Small Open Economies, Western Economic Association International 80th Annual Conference, United States

Ho Kong Weng, 2004, Parental Transmission of (Religious) Attitudes: Some Preliminary Findings, Sharing Research Agenda, Thailand

Ho Kong Weng, 2001, Migration Pattern and Policies in Singapore, Human Migration in the Pacific Region: Emerging Patterns and New Opportunities, United States

Hoon Hian Teck, Ho Kong Weng, 1999, Production Fragmentation, Jobs and Wages in Singapore: The Role of MNCs, Global Production: Specialization and Trade, Hong Kong

 

Reports

Irene YH Ng, Shen Xiaoyi, Ho Kong Weng, 2008, Intergenerational Earnings Mobility in Singapore and the United States, Economic Growth Centre Working Paper 2008/03, pp. 1-25

Hoon Hian Teck, Ho Kong Weng, 2008, Distance to Frontier and the Big Swings of the Unemployment Rate: What Room is Left for Monetary Policy? Economic and Social Research Network Lunch Seminar Series

Ho Kong Weng, Irene YH Ng, Ho KC, 2008, Intergenerational Effects on Education, Earnings and Social Participation of Youths in Singapore

Ho Kong Weng, Ong Qiyan, 2008, Happiness of Parents and Their Teenage Children, Economic and Social Research Network Lunch Seminar Series

Irene YH Ng, Ho Kong Weng, Ho KC, 2008, The Role of Families in Shaping Youth Social Participation: Evidence from Singapore, Economic Growth Centre Working Paper 2008/01, pp. 1-29

Ho Kong Weng, 2008, Economics of Love: A Simple Theory and Empirical Study in Singapore

Ho Kong Weng, Clayton Yi Hao Chong, Nur Aulia Rahman, Shu Zhou, 2007, Happiness of Students: An Empirical Analysis, pp. 1-33

Ho Kong Weng, 2006, Social Trends, Policies, and Mobility in Singapore

Grace Yong, Ho Kong Weng, 2006, Innovation, Imitation and Entrepreneurship, Economic Growth Centre Working Paper 2006/07

Ho Kong Weng, 2006, How Moving Up Educational Ladder May Become Harder

Ho Kong Weng, Hoon Hian Teck, 2006, Growth Accounting for a Follower-Economy in a World of Ideas: The Example of Singapore, Economic Growth Centre Working Paper 2006/06, pp. 1-60

Hoon Hian Teck, Ho Kong Weng, 2006, Perspiration, Inspiration and Singapore's Growth, pp. 20-20

Quah Teong Ewe, Euston, Lim Boon Tiong, Ho Kong Weng, 2006, A Benefit-Cost Study of Incarceration, pp. 1-63

Ho Kong Weng, Ang Eng Siong, 2006, Top-Tier versus Bottom-Tier Outsourcing

Ho Kong Weng, Randy Tan, 2006, Integration versus Domestic Outsourcing

Liu Haoming, Ho Kong Weng, 2005, Effects of Family and A-Level Grades on College Major Choice and Academic Performance

Nicholas Sim, Ho Kong Weng, 2005, Autarkic Indeterminacy and Trade Determinacy, NUS Department of Economics Working Paper 0507

Hoon Hian Teck, Ho Kong Weng, 2005, When the Economy Hits the Brakes

Hoon Hian Teck, Ho Kong Weng, 2004, Casino Pitfalls Well-Documented

Hoon Hian Teck, Ho Kong Weng, 2004, No Case for Casinos

Ho Kong Weng, Regina Ng, Ong Jinghui, Irene Ng, 2004, Social Mobility in Education, Occupation, and Earnings: A Comparative Study on Youth in Singapore and the United States

Ho Kong Weng, 2004, Staying Single, Getting Married, or Planning Divorce? An Economic Analysis

Ho Kong Weng, Hoon Hian Teck, 2003, Service Links and Wage Inequality, NUS Department of Economics Working Paper 0301

Ho Kong Weng, Hoon Hian Teck, 2000, Assessing Export Platforms: The Case of Singapore

Ho Kong Weng, 1998, Two Essays on Occupational Mobility