Yew-Kwang Ng was born in 1942 in Malaysia, obtained his BCom degree from Nanyang University, Singapore in 1966 and his Ph.D. degree from University of Sydney, Australia in 1971. He has been a Professor of economics at Monash University, Victoria, Australia since 1985 and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia since 1980. In 2007, he received the highest award of the Economic Society of Australia, the Distinguished Fellow Award. He has worked in fields of welfare economics, proposed mesoeconomics (a simplified general equilibrium analysis with both micro- and microelements), and welfare biology. He also collaborated with Xiaokai Yang on an inframarginal analysis of division of labour. He has published papers in leading journals in economics (including American Economic Review, The Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Political Economy, and Royal Economic Society) as well as in biology, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, and sociology, in addition to articles in the popular press. Moreover, he published books in fields of mesoeconomics, such as: A Micro-Macro Analysis (London: Wheatsheaf, 1986), Specialization and Economic Organization (Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1993, with X. Yang), Increasing Returns and Economic Analysis, ed. (London: Macmillan, 1998, with Kenneth Arrow and Xiaokai Yang),and Efficiency, Equality, and Public Policy (London: Macmillan, 2000) and welfare economics, such as: Towards a Complete Analysis (London: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2004) and Increasing Returns and Economic Efficiency(London: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2009).
Biography Updated on 30 March 2010