|Name Yew-Kwang Ng|
|Education Nanyang University|
|Books Welfare Economics: Towards, Increasing Returns and Econ, Efficiency - Equality and Publi, Common Mistakes in Economic, What Should We Do about|
Yew-Kwang Ng (Simplified Chinese: 黄有光; born 1942) is an economist at Nanyang Technological University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Nanyang University in 1966 and later a Ph.D. from Sydney University in 1971. When he was an undergraduate student, Ng published a single-authored paper on Journal of Political Economy.
He holds the Winsemius chair at the Division of Economics, NTU. He retired from a personal chair at Monash University and is now an emeritus professor with them. He has been a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia since 1980. He is renowned for his work in welfare economics. He helped establish mesoeconomics as a simplified, tractable general-equilibrium analysis with both micro and macro elements. He proposed welfare biology as a subject.He collaborated with Xiaokai Yang on an inframarginal analysis of division of labour. He has published more than two hundred refereed papers in economics and papers on biology, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, and sociology, including American Economic Review (4), Journal of Political Economy (2), Review of Economic Studies (2), Journal of Economic Theory, International Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Industrial Economics, Economic Journal (7), Social Choice and Welfare (13), Economica, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (3), Mathematical Social Sciences (5), Journal of Theoretical Biology (2), Social Indicators Research (3), Review of International Economics, and Journal of Cosmology. He has also published a Kungfu novel in Chinese serialized in Nanyang Business Daily (Malaysia) and as a book The Unparalleled Mystery (1994).
Ng has received a number of awards in recognition of his work. He was recently made a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Society of Australia, the highest award that the Society bestows. In moral philosophy, he is a firm believer in utilitarianism and has provided strong arguments supporting it, including in his Efficiency, Equality, and Public Policy.