Dr. Hong received an M.B.A. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a Ph.D. in Economics from University of California, Davis. She worked at the IMF Research Department in Washington, DC before joining Clark in 2008.
Current Research and Teaching
Dr. Hong specializes in international economics and development. She has been doing research on patterns of trade, employment, productivity, international competitiveness, and exchange rate in China. She teaches introductory economics, international economics, macroeconomics and undergraduate and Ph.D. international trade.
"Unit Values in International Trade and Product Quality," Journal of Economics and Financial Studies, 03(03), 2015, 66-79.
"Contractual Versus Non-Contractual Trade: The Role of Institutions in China," with Robert Feenstra, Hong Ma, Barbara Spencer, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 94, 2013, 281-294.
"The Political Economy of Tariff Protection in China: Evidence from WTO Accession," Canadian Journal of Economics, 46(4), 2013, 1295-1316.
"Trade Liberalization, Wages, and Specialization in China," Journal of Japanese and International Economics, 26 (4), 2012, 561-577.
"China's Exports and Employment," with Robert Feenstra, "China's Growing Role in World Trade," edited by Robert Feenstra and Shang-Jin Wei, NBER and the University of Chicago Press, March 2010, pp. 167-199.
"Indonesia's Economic Performance in Comparative Perspective, and a New Policy Framework for 2049," joint with Wing Thye Woo, Bulletin of Indonesian Economics Studies, vol. 46, issue 1, 2010, pp. 33-64.
"Global Production Networks and China's Processing Trade," with Alyson Ma and Ari Van Assche, Journal of Asian Economics 20(06), November 2009, pp. 640-654.
"China's International Competitiveness:Reassessing the Evidence," with Ari Van Assche and Veerle Slootmaekers, Chapter 2 in "Le Quebec a l'heure de la mondialisation," edited by Benoit Aubert, CIRANO, Montreal, October 2008, pp.37-54. An Earlier English version was published as "China's International Competitiveness: Reassessing the Evidence," LICOS Discussion Paper 205/2008, April 2008.
"China's Foreign Exchange Market," edited by Qiwei Chen, in Financial Investment in China, Chapter 5, October 1997, Shanghai People's Press (China).
"Gradual Liberalization of Interest Rates in China," Shanghai Finance, February 1997.