Dr Nancy Kong

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

PhD in Economics (Dalhousie University Canada)


Nancy Kong is a research fellow at the Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology, QUT. She completed her PhD in economics in 2017 at Dalhousie University, Canada, and her fields of research are health economics, labour economics, and applied econometrics. Before joining QUT, Nancy Kong was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia.


Research Interests

  • Empirical microeconomics
  • Human capital formation
  • Intergenerational transmission
  • Inequality and vulnerable groups
  • Economics of China

Working papers







  • The Determinants of Sick Leave: Evidence From Australia (with David Rowell and Peter Zweifel)


  • Financial Stress During Pregnancy—The Short and Long-Term Effects on Children’s Health and Labour Market Outcomes (with Brenda Gannon, Alexandra Clavarino, Jake Najman)