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John Wong


John Wong

Professor John Wong is currently Professorial Fellow and Academic Advisor to the East Asian Institute (EAI) of the National University of Singapore. He was formerly Research Director of EAI, and Director of the Institute of East Asian Political Economy (IEAPE). He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of London in 1966.

He taught Economics at the University of Hong Kong (1966-70) and later, at the National University of Singapore (1971-90). He had also taught at Florida State University briefly as a Fulbright Visiting Professor. He had held visiting appointments with Harvard’s Fairbank Center, Yale’s Economic Growth Center, Oxford’s St. Antony College, and Stanford University, Economics Department. In 1996, he held the Chair of ASEAN Studies at the University of Toronto.

He has written/edited 35 books, and published over 500 articles and papers on China and other East Asian economies, including ASEAN. In addition, he has written over 100 policy-related reports on China’s development for the Singapore government.

He has served and is still on the editorial board of many learned journals on Asian studies and economic development. He has done consultancy work for the Singapore government and many international organizations, including UN ESCAP, ADB, UNIDO, APO and ADI.