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Sunny Wong

Professor, Hobby School of Public Affairs
Director of Graduate Studies


Expertise: Monetary Policy, Learning Dynamics, Business-Cycle Theory, Foreign Direct Investment, Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM)

Career Highlights:

Born in Hong Kong, Sunny Wong moved to the United States to pursue his higher education after he graduated from high school in 1995. He received his Bachelor of Science (1998), Master of Science (2000) and Ph.D. degrees (2002) in Economics from the University of Oregon. 

Prior to his various roles at the Hobby School, Wong taught in the Department of Economics at the University of San Francisco (2006-2017) and in the Department of Economics and International Business at the University of Southern Mississippi (2002-2006). Wong also was an honorary instructor at the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection at the University of Essex in England (2006-2008).

Wong’s teaching and research interests include monetary policy, learning dynamics, business-cycle theory, foreign direct investment and the empirical implications of theoretical models (EITM).

He has published research articles in academic journals such as American Journal of Political Science, World Development, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Economics Letters, Computational Economics, Economic Inquiry, Electoral Studies and Finance Research Letters. Wong has coauthored two books with Hobby School of Public Affairs Dean Jim Granato, The Role of Policymakers in Business Cycle Fluctuations and The Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models in Political Science --- both published by Cambridge University Press.