Dr Jason Wong

Dr Jason Wong

Visiting Fellow

Department of Geography and Environment

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Cantonese, English, German, Mandarin
Key Expertise
Regional economies and innovation, Climate change impacts on aviation

About me

Dr Jason Wong is an applied microeconomist interested in the impact of technology and infrastructure in regional socioeconomic outcomes and environmental decision making. His research focuses on the impact of aviation connectivity on regional economies and innovation, climate change impacts on aviation, and improving international agreements on sectoral emissions reductions. He also conducts field research on electricity infrastructure and energy poverty in India.

Dr Wong holds a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development from Columbia University. At Columbia, he was the recipient of the 2017 Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching and the 2019 Student Speaker for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Doctoral Convocation. In 2018, Dr Wong served as one of eight International Parliamentary Fellows from the United States at the German Parliament (Bundestag), where he worked on economic, energy, and transport policy.

Publications (Selected)

Blankenship, B, Wong, JCY, Urpelainen, J. Explaining willingness to pay for pricing reforms that improve electricity service in India. Energy Policy. 2019; 128: 459-469. 

Missirian, A, Frank, EG, Gersony, JT, Wong, JCY, Naeem, S. Biodiversity and thermal ecological function: The influence of freshwater algal diversity on local thermal environments. Ecol Evol. 2019; 00: 1– 10. 

(Working Paper) Blue-sky thinking: Connectivity impacts on regional economies and innovation in the United States

(Working Paper) Perceptions and acceptability of electricity theft in Uttar Pradesh, India

Expertise Details

Environmental and Urban Economics Climate Change and Infrastructure Aviation and the Environment Transportation and Energy Policy