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KA LOK WONG

KA LOK WONG

phd Researcher in International Economics
Spoken languages
English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish
Areas of expertise
  • Macroeconomics
  • International Finance
  • Labour

PHD THESIS 

 

Title: Essays in International Economics

PhD Supervisor: Cédric Tille

Expected completion date: 2026

 

PROFILE

 

Ka Lok (Steve) Wong is a PhD student in International Economics specializing in macroeconomics. His penchant for macroeconomics did not immediately follow from his educational background. Prior to arriving at the Graduate Institute, he obtained a Bachelor’s in Culture Management from the City University in Hong Kong, followed by a Master’s in Economic History from the London School of Economics. After finishing his Master’s at LSE, Steve worked as an economics research assistant at the International Labour Organization in Bangkok. Over the last two years, he has worked with several professors from the University of Lausanne and the Graduate Institute as a Research Assistant, and his current research focuses on modeling invoicing currency choices in international trade.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

  • Macroeconomics

  • Currency choice

  • Central Bank Policy

 

ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE

 

(2021) Research Assistant to Prof. Richard Baldwin on telemigration and development [insert link to paper: https://www.nber.org/papers/w29387 ]

(2021-2022) Research Assistant to Prof. Philippe Bacchetta (UNIL) on foreign currency corporate bonds [forthcoming JIE]

(2022) Research Assistant to Prof. Ugo Panizza on "Original Sin"

 

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCES

 

(2019-2020) Consultant, ILO

 

Links

 

Personal Website